21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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21 days in California Itinerary

Start: Palenque
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
1
Carmel
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Anaheim
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Tahoe City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Palenque

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): shop like a local with Carmel Art Association, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel day trip planner .

Palenque, Mexico to Carmel is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Carmel is minus 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): walk around Mono Lake County Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at McGee Creek, then stop by Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes online travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mammoth Lakes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes ©
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then shop like a local with Union Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 28th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins, take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disneyland Park to your itinerary. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you will find days in Anaheim are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Temecula, South Coast Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Vindemia Estate Winery ©
Vindemia Estate Winery
South Coast Plaza ©
South Coast Plaza

3
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. You've now added Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burnt Cedar Beach, and then stroll through Lake Tahoe. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor, enjoy some diversion at Commons Beach Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tahoe City online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Tahoe City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder evenings in Tahoe City when traveling from Anaheim in July, with lows around 5°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Incline Village, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Charmlee Wilderness Park, then get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tahoe City to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Tahoe City in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier, Charmlee Wilderness Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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