7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

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 8th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then stroll through Golden Gate Park. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica online trip itinerary builder .

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 October, expect nights in Santa Monica to be much hotter, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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