7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bodega Bay
Drive
4
The Sea Ranch
— 1 night
Drive
5
Point Arena
— 1 night
Drive
6
Fort Bragg
Drive
7
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive
8
Chico
— 1 night
Drive to Sacramento International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 1 night
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You can drive from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Point Reyes National Seashore. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bodega Bay.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Wineries
Highlights from your trip

Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodega Bay trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Bodega Bay takes 1.5 hours. In April in Bodega Bay, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 45°F at night. You'll set off for The Sea Ranch on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Bodega Bay

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

The Sea Ranch

— 1 night
On the 13th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sea Ranch Chapel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the The Sea Ranch travel planner.

You can drive from Bodega Bay to The Sea Ranch in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Point Arena.

Things to do in The Sea Ranch

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Point Arena

— 1 night
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Point Arena trip planner.

Point Arena is just a stone's throw from The Sea Ranch. In April in Point Arena, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 44°F at night. You will leave for Fort Bragg on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Nature

Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Mendocino Coast.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip planning site.

Drive from Point Arena to Fort Bragg in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Fort Bragg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Eureka

— 1 night
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka vacation planning website.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Eureka in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Fort Bragg in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Eureka: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 46°F at night. You will leave for Chico on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Chico

— 1 night
Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Eighth & Main Antique Center and then walk around Bidwell Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chico day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Chico takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Eureka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chico, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chico

Shopping · 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.