3 days in California Itinerary

3 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Idyllwild
— 1 day
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Idyllwild

— 1 day
Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Fern Valley are three adjacent unincorporated communities, of which Idyllwild is the largest, located in the San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County, California, United States. Lake Fulmor has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fulmor, and then take a memorable drive along Indian Vista Scenic Overlook.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Idyllwild online attractions planner.

Los Angeles to Idyllwild is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Idyllwild reach 93°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Idyllwild

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then make a trip to Washburn Point, and finally trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy.

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Explore your travel options from Idyllwild to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Idyllwild in May; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 65°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 16th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

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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.