14 days in California Itinerary

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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 6 nights


Redwood National Park — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park driving holiday planning app.

Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Fog City News. Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, kick back and relax at China Beach, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday tool.

Drive from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Los Angeles.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Do your shopping at LA Farmers' Market and The Grove. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach) and Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Universal CityWalk Hollywood, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 75°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips
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San Diego — 6 nights

America's Finest City

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coronado Beach and Mission Bay Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, head outdoors with San Diego Fly Rides, and stroll through Del Mar City Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to home.
Side Trips
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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.