4 days in California Itinerary

4 days in California Itinerary

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4 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
End: New York City

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes route planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Mammoth Lakes is cooler at night with lows of 38°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

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
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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