8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at China Beach, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary builder tool .

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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 Taft Point and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Four Mile Trail, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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