8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Christchurch
Fly:  18​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
Christchurch

2
days
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 11th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation maker .

Christchurch, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to San Francisco is minus 20 hours. In May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Wawona Meadow, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 16th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carmel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Trails
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

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