15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California planner

Make it your trip
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Kids will appreciate attractions like USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, stroll through Black's Beach, and see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego online travel route planner.

Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to San Diego is minus 3 hours. In June, San Diego is a bit cooler than Atlanta - with highs of 73°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore and learn at Annenberg Community Beach House and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Paley Center for Media, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and look for gifts at Edelweiss Chocolate Factory.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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 outdoors at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Attractions like Half Dome and Four Mile Trail make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Panorama Trail, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary maker app.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, stop by Chinatown, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.