5 days in California Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips California holiday planner
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 1 night


San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco planner.

Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be much colder, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

On the 11th (Thu), see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, then admire the sheer force of Wapama Falls, and then stroll through May Lake Trailhead. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then get great views at Valley View, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing site.

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Los Angeles — 1 night

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 75°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 59°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums
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California travel guide

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.