5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Dallas to Los Angeles is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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