6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner

Make it your trip
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Trinidad
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly

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Trinidad

Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. On the 14th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Trinidad Art Gallery and then take in the dramatic natural features at Camel Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Trinidad online trip builder.

Portland to Trinidad is an approximately 7-hour car ride. October in Trinidad sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors · Museums · Nature · Beaches

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Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Head to Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trinidad to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Trinidad in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in October, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

California travel guide

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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.