12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Carmel
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Mumm Napa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ferry Building Marketplace and Castello di Amorosa. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In March in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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 11th (Wed): stop by AiX, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then stroll through Point Lobos.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. March in Carmel sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

AiX
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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.
Shop till you drop at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Get outdoors at Yosemite Falls and Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour planning website.

Traveling by bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Montana Avenue, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Grove and then stop by Amoeba Music.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online journey maker.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 27°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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