21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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21 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Fish Camp
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
El Portal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 45​min
7
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Sat), walk around Crissy Field. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool .

New Orleans to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field

2
nights
Fish Camp

Fish Camp ©
Fish Camp is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Mariposa Grove has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Keep things going the next day: hike along Mariposa Grove and then take a peaceful walk through Nelder Grove.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fish Camp trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to Fish Camp by car takes about 4 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Fish Camp hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to El Portal.

Things to do in Fish Camp

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Nelder Grove
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center

1
night
El Portal

El Portal ©
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Family Adventures. On the 7th (Sun), get great views at Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take a memorable tour with Yosemite Family Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Portal planner .

Drive from Fish Camp to El Portal in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fish Camp in June, with highs in El Portal at 90°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in El Portal

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Gaylor Lake (in Yosemite National Park) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain, hike along Earthquake Fault, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

Make your Mammoth Lakes itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from El Portal to Mammoth Lakes in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from El Portal in June, with highs in Mammoth Lakes at 79°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gaylor Lake, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

3
nights
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.
You've now added Your L.A. Tours to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
Avalon, Catalina Island

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Catalina Island Company has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Three Palms Avalon Arcade, make a trip to Airport in the Sky, and see the interesting displays at Catalina Island Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Avalon trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Avalon takes 8 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Avalon to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are much colder, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avalon

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater ©
Catalina Island Company ©
Catalina Island Company
Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy

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