5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: Minsk
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Monica
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Minsk

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning website .

Minsk, Belarus to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Minsk to San Francisco, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

few
hours
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are little chillier (28°C), and nights are much hotter (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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