5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Columbus to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In January, San Francisco is much hotter than Columbus - with highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 51°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

California travel guide

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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.