6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Houston


San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip website.

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in June, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Valley View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

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.