6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 9th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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 11th (Mon): examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are much hotter (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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California travel guide

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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.