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
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​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.
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Appleton to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Appleton to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Appleton - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to 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
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Elizabeth Lake, trek along Mariposa Grove, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey builder app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up 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

1
night
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): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey app .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are much hotter (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

1
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.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Black's Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

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