6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner

Make it your trip
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Memphis International Airport


San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Memphis to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Memphis in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): cruise along Tioga Pass, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.