6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Marina del Rey
— 1 night
Bus
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
5
Palm Springs
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.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Exploratorium and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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Austin to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Francisco. In January in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 18th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 13°F, while days are little chillier, around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marina del Rey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Marina del Rey

— 1 night
Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community and census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and then look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marina del Rey trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Marina del Rey in 6.5 hours. In January, Marina del Rey is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Marina del Rey

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

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.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Marina del Rey. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will leave for Palm Springs on the 20th (Wed).
Highlights from your trip

Palm Springs

Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, and then make a trip to Frey House II.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Palm Springs are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Del Mar.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Del Mar

— 1 night
Del Mar is a beach city in San Diego County, California. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Del Mar journey maker app.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Del Mar in 2.5 hours. January in Del Mar sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Del Mar

Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

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San Diego is just a short distance from Del Mar. In January, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 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
Highlights from your trip

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.