5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
San Diego
— 2 nights


San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 16th (Tue), make a trip to Ansel Adams Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (53°F), and nights are cooler (23°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

California travel guide

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.