7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 1 night


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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Mariposa Grove, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey site.

Rochester to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rochester to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in April, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 16th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.