6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker app .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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