5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Bishop
— 1 day
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Bishop

— 1 day
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Bishop Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Laws Railroad Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Buttermilk Rd.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bishop travel planner.

San Francisco to Bishop is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Bishop to be little chillier, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Nevada Falls Loop. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Washburn Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bishop to Yosemite National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Bishop in April, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 59°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.