5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary website .

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are much hotter (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from San Diego to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Diego in February, expect Yosemite National Park to be colder, temps between 48°F and 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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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 17th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are much hotter (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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