5 days in California & Columbus Itinerary

5 days in California & Columbus Itinerary

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5 days in California & Columbus Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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Columbus
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 15th (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation builder site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

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Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On your second day here, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing 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 taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Columbus

Columbus
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Columbus with the Route module. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Columbus due to the time zone difference. In July, Columbus is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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