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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Indianapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route planning app .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are a bit cooler (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough 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), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip planner .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time 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): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anaheim online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Huntington Beach travel route planner .

Huntington Beach is just a short distance from Anaheim. Expect slightly colder 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're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego tour planning tool .

Drive from Huntington Beach to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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