6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Diego

— 1 night

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 17th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip website.

Tampa to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to San Diego. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Anaheim

— 1 night

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 (Wed): experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip website.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in January, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 21st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

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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.