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
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Huntington Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner .

Indianapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to San Francisco. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Indianapolis in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): trek along Tuolumne Meadows and then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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 24th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planning website .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Anaheim vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in June: highs in Anaheim hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntington Beach itinerary maker tool .

Huntington Beach is very close to Anaheim. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in June: highs in Huntington Beach hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 63°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Huntington Beach to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in San Diego, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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