24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mendocino
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Arcata
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
Cambria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Atlanta

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in June, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Union Square ©
Union Square
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
days
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Shop till you drop at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books and Highlight Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument and Schooner Gulch State Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach, view the masterpieces at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Van Damme State Park, and examine the collection at Triangle Tattoo & Museum.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mendocino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Mendocino hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arcata.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Bragg, Point Arena
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Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach

3
days
Arcata

Arcata ©
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Redwood National Park and Golden Gait Mercantile. Do your shopping at Arcata Farmers' Market and Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arcata: Trees of Mystery (in Klamath) and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground (in Crescent City). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Carson Mansion.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arcata vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Arcata takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mendocino in June, expect nights in Arcata to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Arcata

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, Golden Gait Mercantile, Redwood National Park, Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, Trees of Mystery
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Golden Gait Mercantile ©
Golden Gait Mercantile
Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum ©

4
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Get in touch with nature at Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arcata to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Arcata in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are a bit cooler (41°F). On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
days
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Red Moose Cookie Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, then stop by Alapay Cellars Tasting Room, then stop by Shell Shop Inc, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Cambria in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect much colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Morro Bay, San Simeon, Alapay Cellars Tasting Room
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

4
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. For shopping fun, head to The Cheese Shop or Del Monte Shopping Center. Relax by the water at Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Monterey Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, look for gifts at Carmel Bay Company, and cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Cambria to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cambria in June, you will find days in Carmel are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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