7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stop by Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): go for a walk through Lombard Street, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Oklahoma City to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, cruise along Tioga Pass, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Half Dome and then take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 10th (Sun), experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Anaheim hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

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Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in October: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.