7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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