5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: Newport News
Taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Newport News

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 15th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip website .

Newport News to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Newport News in December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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 18th (Wed): hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (46°F), and nights are cooler (14°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Anaheim day trip app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 71°F and lows about 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Museums Shopping
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The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

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