7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly:  8​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:  8​h 15​min
End: Appleton

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip app .

Appleton to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Appleton to San Francisco. Traveling from Appleton in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) 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
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 Mono Pass Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

You can 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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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