7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Big Sur
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planning tool .

Dallas to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, San Francisco is colder than Dallas - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park, see the interesting displays at Guest House Museum, then stroll through Pudding Creek Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Fort Bragg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Guest House Museum ©
Guest House Museum

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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Glacier Point. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fort Bragg in July, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally trek along Partington Cove.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Big Sur, with highs around 69°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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