15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego

— 2 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Santiago, Chile to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Santiago to San Diego. March in San Diego sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Barbara, with lows of 11°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monterey online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In April in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles journey maker website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

California travel guide

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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.