4 days in California Itinerary

4 days in California Itinerary

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4 days in California Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  7​h
1
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Washburn Point. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Mammoth Lakes is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are somewhat warmer (54°F), and nights are little chillier (19°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning website .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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