14 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
San Diego
— 2 nights
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights


Los Angeles — 2 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 discover tucked-away gems like California Science Center and The Grove. Museum-lovers will get to explore Petersen Automotive Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Nightlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego route builder.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Palm Springs — 3 nights

Let the collections at Palm Springs Air Museum and Ruddy's General Store Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and Indian Canyons. Step out of Palm Springs to go to Palm Desert and see Desert Holocaust Memorial, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

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Drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in February, you will find days in Palm Springs are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Parks · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Getting from Palm Springs to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Badger Pass Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, explore and take pictures at Artist's Drive, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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California travel guide

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.