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California in two weeks: tips and feedback

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Mon retour d'expérience sur ce voyage de deux semaines en Californie

In this series of articles, many have wondered whether a trip of just two weeks in California is really worth it. Before taking the plunge, I had my own doubts. This article aims to share my experience and thoughts after this trip, with an in-depth look back.

California is the most populous and third largest state in the United States of America. It is home to almost 40 million people and covers an area of 423,970 square kilometers. Its vastness and diversity make it a difficult choice of destinations when considering a visit.

California is a vast state full of wonderful places.
California is a vast state full of wonderful places.

California, cities and national parks

World-famous cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicone Valley and Hollywood are among the must-sees. Coastal towns such as Malibu, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Monterey and San Luis Obispo also add to its appeal.

California abounds in natural gems, with over 150 national parks. These include Sequoia National Park, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Redwood, Channel Islands and Mono Lake. The vineyards of Northern California, the deserts of Palm Springs, Joshua Tree and Death Valley, as well as beaches such as Hermosa Beach, Santa Monica, Big Sur, Pfeiffer Beach, Carmel City Beach and El Matador State Beach in Malibu, offer a breathtaking diversity of landscapes.

Culture and entertainment in California

On the cultural front, California offers a multitude of attractions. There’s the Capitol in Sacramento and numerous museums in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Long Beach. California is also home to historic sites such as the Griffith Observatory and the Palace of Fine Arts.

There’s no shortage of entertainment in California, from famous theme parks like Universal Studio in Hollywood and Legoland in San Diego, to annual events like Coachella and Comic Con.

As for shopping, California is a destination of choice with its many shopping centers, such as the Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills, the Folsom Premium Outlets near Sacramento and many others.

Planning a two weeks in California

Preparing a trip to California requires careful planning. It’s advisable to book accommodation, car rentals and plane tickets in advance to avoid unforeseen events. A checklist of essential steps can be useful to ensure that nothing is overlooked.

If there’s not enough time for detailed planning, a flexible approach can also be considered. However, a certain amount of preparation is always advisable to avoid disappointment.


Every trip to California leaves you with unique memories and an irrepressible desire to return. Two weeks may be enough time to explore part of the state, but careful planning is necessary to get the most out of it.

In conclusion, every stay in California is an opportunity to discover new facets of this diverse state and create unforgettable memories. For my part, I plan to return regularly to this state that has left such a lasting impression on me. Each trip is an adventure in itself, offering unique experiences every time.