7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 20th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Lombard Street, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 59°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kids will enjoy Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, stroll through Half Dome, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes journey planning website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 46°F, while nights are colder with lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) 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
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 25th (Wed), discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Los Angeles is much hotter than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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