14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
4
Carmel
— 1 night
5
San Diego
— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles route maker tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Get some cultural insight at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Appreciate the collections at Musee Mecanique and California Academy of Sciences. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the exhibits of USS Pampanito, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carmel online day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then stroll through Children's Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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