7 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights


San Diego — 1 night

America's Finest City

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

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Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Los Angeles — 1 night

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Theme Parks
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

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Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.