6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Mon), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Miramar Beach, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner.

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): catch some excitement at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, kick back and relax at Seal Beach, catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania!, then experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Little Corona Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, kick back and relax at Victoria Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Table Rock Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Aliso Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll through El Matador State Beach, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Universal CityWalk Hollywood. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by LA Farmers' Market, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

California travel guide

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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.