13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
Drive
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Cambria
— 1 night
Drive
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Ventura
— 1 night
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Channel Islands National Park
Unknown
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary maker site.

Greenville to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Greenville to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Greenville in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

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 28th (Mon), kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, kick back and relax at Lovers Point, and then appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary app.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Monterey are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, trek along Partington Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Make your Big Sur itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Cambria

— 1 night
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). To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cambria vacation planning site.

Drive from Big Sur to Cambria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Big Sur in June, you will find days in Cambria are much hotter (93°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Ventura

— 1 night
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ventura day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Ventura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cambria in June: highs in Ventura hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 59°F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Channel Islands National Park

The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Channel Islands National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Ventura to Channel Islands National Park with the Route module. July in Channel Islands National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): hike along Big Stump Basin, then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and then trek along Congress Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then Head underground at Boyden Cavern, and finally stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Channel Islands National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Channel Islands National Park in July, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are warmer (98°F), and nights are a bit warmer (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Tenaya Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Vernal Fall and May Lake Trailhead. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

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You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

San Francisco

City by the Bay

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

California travel guide

4.1
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.