22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
2
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
4
Cambria
— 2 nights
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
6
Klamath
— 4 nights

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mariposa Grove and El Capitan. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, approximately Bridgeport away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online vacation maker.

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Shadow of the Giants Trail
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Devil's Golf Course and Badwater Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Artists Palette and Dante's View. Step out of Death Valley National Park to go to Death Valley Junction and see Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Giant Forest and Kings Canyon National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Moro Rock and General Grant Tree Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grant Grove, take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Cambria.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Florence Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, thenkick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and finally admire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nitt Witt Ridge, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, thenidentify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cambria holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Cambria in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cambria, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Simeon
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

3
nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pfeiffer State Beach and McWay Falls. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carmel route builder tool.

Getting from Cambria to Carmel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Cambria, expect colder days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Klamath.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Redwood National Park and Wilson Creek Beach. Visiting Trees of Mystery and Trillium Falls Hike will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Klamath: Klamath National Forest (in Forks of Salmon) and Orick (Freshwater Lagoon & Gold Bluffs Beach). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tour-Through Tree, examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum, contemplate the long history of Radar Station B-71, and take in the views from Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Klamath itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Carmel to Klamath with the Route module. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Klamath: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Orick, Redwood National Park, Klamath National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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