5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Eureka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, then admire the striking features of Coit Tower, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town Eureka. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): snap pictures at Berta's Ranch Covered Bridge, then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, then admire the striking features of Carson Mansion, and finally make a trip to Old Town Eureka.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Eureka in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Eureka, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Eureka ©
Old Town Eureka
Berta's Ranch Covered Bridge ©
Berta's Ranch Covered Bridge
Carson Mansion ©
Carson Mansion

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