7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Sat), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning app .

Indianapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder tool .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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