6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Columbus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Black's Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Columbus to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to San Diego. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in April; daily highs in San Diego reach 71°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Fort Funston National Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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