14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Orlando

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Orlando to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 79°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route builder site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then shop like a local with Carmel Art Association, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden.

Plan trip to Carmel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

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night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ 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.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip maker site .

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), trek along Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Death Valley National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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