5 days in California & Akron Itinerary

5 days in California & Akron Itinerary

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5 days in California & Akron Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Subway + Bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Akron
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

Detroit to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Detroit in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 29th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akron.

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

1
day
Akron

Akron ©
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Dr. Bob's Gravesite, take in nature's colorful creations at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glendale Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Nativity Museum and replica of Bethlehem's cave.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akron visit planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Akron in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Akron is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Akron to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Akron

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens ©
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Dr. Bob's Gravesite ©
Dr. Bob's Gravesite
Glendale Cemetery ©
Glendale Cemetery

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