5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel planner

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San Francisco
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles
— 1 night
San Diego
— 1 night


San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

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

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Tahoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature


— 1 night
Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. You've now added Sugar Pine State Park to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Meeks Bay Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Sugar Pine State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tahoma trip builder app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Tahoma in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect cooler with lows of 34°F in Tahoma. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Tahoma

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tahoma to Los Angeles with the Route module. When traveling from Tahoma in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

San Diego

— 1 night

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.
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.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to 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.