5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanford
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive
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Berkeley
— 1 night
Fly

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Los Angeles — 1 day

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 20th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In November, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from San Diego, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Stanford.
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Stanford — 1 night

Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Stanford journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Stanford takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in Stanford are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are much warmer (48°F). You will leave for San Francisco on the 23rd (Tue).
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San Francisco — 1 day

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco route maker.

You can drive from Stanford to San Francisco in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in November, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Berkeley.
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Berkeley — 1 night

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): gain insight at University of California, Berkeley, then deepen your understanding at Lawrence Hall of Science, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Oakland California Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berkeley travel route planner.

Berkeley is very close to San Francisco. In November, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

4.1
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.