5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 1 night


Anaheim — 1 day

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim day trip planning tool.

Denver to Anaheim is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in November; daily highs in Anaheim reach 77°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks
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Highlights from your trip

San Diego — 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego tour planning tool.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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 23rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from San Diego in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (54°F), and nights are much colder (19°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Redwood National Park — 1 night

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park driving holiday tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. Expect much hotter evenings in Redwood National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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California travel guide

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.