12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner
Make it your trip
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Solvang
— 5 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip app.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Reno Tahoe International Airport and Sacramento International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 3rd (Wed): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then cruise along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Solvang.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Solvang — 5 nights

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Solvang: Sevtap Winery Tasting Room (in Santa Barbara) and Lompoc Wine Ghetto (in Lompoc). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sunstone Winery, walk around Sunny Fields Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Solvang trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Solvang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Solvang: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 6°C at night.
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Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
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California travel guide

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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.
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