24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Dubai

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Union Square, wander the streets of SoMa, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Ananse Village, look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, take in the exciting artwork at Highlight Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Fort Bragg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Fort Bragg hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Highlight Gallery ©
Highlight Gallery
Ananse Village ©
Ananse Village
Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery ©
Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery

2
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. Visiting Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Carmel Art Association. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, shop like a local with Photography West Gallery, go for a walk through Ocean Avenue, and stop by Venture Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip maker website .

Drive from Fort Bragg to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect colder weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, then take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at artifacts gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Harmony Pottery Works, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, then take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, and finally stroll through Moonstone Beach.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cambria online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Carmel to Cambria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for much warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Harmony Pottery Works
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Craft & Folk Art Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner .

Drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cambria in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, and then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park tour website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 43°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Manzanar National Historic Site and Museum of Western Film History. Get some historical perspective at General Sherman Tree and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bridalveil Fall and Vernal Fall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's still lots to do: get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off tohome.

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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