8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stop by Amoeba Music, thensee the interesting displays at The Getty Center, thenexamine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally stroll through Panorama Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route planning tool.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally wander the streets of Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, thencontemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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