7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planning tool .

New York City to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus, 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 to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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