24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with Ghirardelli Square, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Francisco. 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

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 18th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Ananse Village, look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, get a taste of the local shopping with Highlight Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort Bragg road trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Fort Bragg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

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

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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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery and Photography West Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Carmel Art Association and Venture Gallery. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, take in the exciting artwork at Weston Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Fort Bragg, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive 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

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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, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then view the masterpieces at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Artifacts Gallery. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Harmony Pottery Works, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, then view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cambria planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are much warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Museums · Shopping

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

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and The Getty Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Third Street Promenade and The Grove. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, view the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary, and get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip app.

You can drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Cambria in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to 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
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape 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 photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car 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

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to General Sherman Tree and Manzanar National Historic Site. Get in touch with nature at Giant Forest and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine) and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (in Independence). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to 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 Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

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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 Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Let the collections at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).

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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