6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
4
Anaheim
Drive
5
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Del Mar
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
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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 16th (Sat): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco online journey planner.

Austin to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in San Francisco are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

Palm Springs

— 1 night
On the 18th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Palm Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker app.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In January in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Laguna Beach

— 1 night
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll around Brown's Park, then don't miss a visit to Drizzle Art Studios, and then stroll around Heisler Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Laguna Beach road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. January in Laguna Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Del Mar.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks

Del Mar

— 1 night
Del Mar is a beach city in San Diego County, California. To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Del Mar journey builder.

Drive from Laguna Beach to Del Mar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in January, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to San Diego.

Things to do in Del Mar

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

San Diego

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.
On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

San Diego is very close to Del Mar. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums

California travel guide

4.1
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.