6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Golden Gate Bridge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary maker tool .

Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be colder, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel online travel route planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then get great views at Tunnel View, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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