6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sedona
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h
End: Sedona

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip builder .

Sedona to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in May: highs in San Diego hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally wander the streets of Union Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 30th (Thu), stroll through Noyo Headlands Park, take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery, then stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Fort Bragg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Beaches Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery ©
Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery
Highlight Gallery ©
Highlight Gallery

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 31st (Fri), take a stroll through Ocean Avenue, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Carmel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Fort Bragg in May, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey Bay, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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