8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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

2
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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 15th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thengo for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenkick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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