6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Palo Alto


San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, trek along Lands End, get curious at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

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Phoenix to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stanford.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Stanford — 2 nights

Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): walk around Portola Redwoods State Park.

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Getting from San Francisco to Stanford by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 29th (Fri), hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Stanford to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. While traveling from Stanford, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palo Alto.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Palo Alto

Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palo Alto tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Palo Alto in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Palo Alto: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

California travel guide

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.