5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
End: Houston

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night
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.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip website.

Houston to Los Angeles is an approximately 6- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel tool.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take a stroll through Chinatown and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

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