6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Oakland
bus:  15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Oakland

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel route planner .

Oakland to San Francisco is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also take a subway; or drive. January in San Francisco sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. You've now added Lake Tahoe to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, glide through natural beauty at Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters, and then explore the activities along Lake Tahoe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner, then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, and then steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Tahoe City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Tahoe City is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 41°F and lows of 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Truckee, Lake Tahoe
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

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