6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California visit planner

Make it your trip
San Francisco
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
San Diego
— 1 night


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 6th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be much colder, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Diego to be warmer, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Highlights from your trip

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.