6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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 12th (Thu): get great views at Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online vacation planner .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Half Dome. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. Go for a jaunt from Mammoth Lakes to Bridgeport to see Bodie State Historic Park about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes road trip planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect much colder with lows of 38°F in Mammoth Lakes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Bodie State Historic Park
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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