5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are a bit cooler (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
day
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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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