Appleis iCal includes buttons that make it easy to switch between week and day views that work just as you would expect. Like any good Mac application, it also includes keyboard shortcuts to switch views, but it also lets you choose to display any number of days from a week.
Use keyboard shortcuts to jump from week view...
To view a full seven day week in iCal, type Command-Option-7, and to view a single day, type Command-Option-1. Use any number between one and seven to see the matching number of days.
...to day view or anywhere in between.
I use Command-Option-6 to display six days in a row whenever I want to see Saturday and Sunday grouped together -- something that isnit possible from iCalis preferences.<!--#include virtual="/includes/newsite/series/quicktip.shtml"-->