4 days in California Itinerary

4 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Phoenix


San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Phoenix to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Francisco. In June, San Francisco is much colder than Phoenix - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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 18th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.