6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 1 night


San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

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Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get great views at Half Dome.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.