5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Tahoma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Tahoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Tahoma

Tahoma
Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. Sugar Pine State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeks Bay Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Sugar Pine State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tahoma attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Tahoma in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect cooler with lows of 34°F in Tahoma. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Tahoma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sugar Pine State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tahoma to Los Angeles. Traveling from Tahoma in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego vacation tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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