7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Monterey travel route builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Monterey are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get great views at Washburn Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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