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 Francisco
— 1 day
Drive
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Sacramento
— 4 nights
Drive
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Fly

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San Francisco

— 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey maker website.

Cleveland to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cleveland to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Sacramento

— 4 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Step out of Sacramento to go to Grass Valley and see Empire Mine State Historic Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stevens Trail, and look for gifts at The Chefs' Olive Mix.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sacramento holiday builder tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site and then admire the striking features of Vikingsholm. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Harveys Casino and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sacramento in September, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites · Transportation · Outdoors · Tours

Side 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.