23 days in Providence & California Itinerary

23 days in Providence & California Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Providence
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Providence
— 2 nights
Fly to Las Vegas, Bus to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly

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Providence — 2 nights

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Here are some ideas for day two: visit College Hill, admire the natural beauty at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Providence trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Providence is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Providence reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Providence to Death Valley National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Providence to Death Valley National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Providence in July, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 45°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
Visiting Yosemite Falls and Pioneer Yosemite History Center will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Ansel Adams Gallery. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, stroll through McGurk Meadow, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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 outdoors at Boyden Cavern and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring River Falls and Generals Hwy. And it doesn't end there: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Meadow Rd.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 43°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to San Simeon.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Simeon — 1 night

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Therapy by the Sea, then do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, and then enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

Before you visit San Simeon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in San Simeon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.
Spas · Beaches · Parks · Wineries
Side Trip

Carmel — 7 nights

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. Carmel Mission and Gallery by the Sea Carmel will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (in Santa Cruz) and Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Coast Gallery Big Sur, &more). There's still lots to do: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, stop by The Cheese Shop, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Carmel online trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, you will find days in Carmel are colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches
Side Trips

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get some jogging in at Golden Gate Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Museum of Ice Cream. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then stroll through Mavericks, and then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.