6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
3
Carmel
— 1 night
4
San Diego
— 1 night

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, thenexplore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Milwaukee to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Milwaukee to Yosemite National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Milwaukee in October, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thenstep off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, thenlearn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 13th (Tue), kick back and relax at Point Lobos, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel online day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in October: high temperatures in San Diego hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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