20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— Few hours
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Cambria
— 1 night
4
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 21st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip site.

Bellingham to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bellingham in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 79°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get great views at Dante's View. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park road trip app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 98°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Jack Creek Celllars, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cambria road trip app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Cambria takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June: high temperatures in Cambria hover around 93°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Rock, Jack Creek Celllars
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Mendocino Headlands State Park, then stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and then go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, then kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, and then kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg online tour planner.

Getting from Cambria to Fort Bragg by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, subway, and bus. In June in Fort Bragg, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Ramini Mozzarella (in Tomales) and Sebastopol Center for the Arts (in Sebastopol). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of Marina District, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fort Bragg in June, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes, Ramini Mozzarella, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Monterey Bay and Carmel River State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park & McWay Falls). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carmel are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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