7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route planner
Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions website.

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stroll through North Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles route maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect much warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can 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.
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