6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route maker .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

3
nights
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.
On the 25th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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