6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Fort Bragg
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Miami

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night
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.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

Miami to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Miami in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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. On the 17th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Ocean Avenue, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carmel day trip tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Carmel hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

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day
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Highlight Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort Bragg trip maker website .

You can drive from Carmel to Fort Bragg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are much hotter, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Fri), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning site .

Getting from Fort Bragg to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

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