7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip app .

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to San Francisco. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, hike along Panorama Trail, get great views at Washburn Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
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.
On the 27th (Sat), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Travel Town ©
Travel Town

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