8 days in California & Albuquerque Itinerary

8 days in California & Albuquerque Itinerary

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8 days in California & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Denver

2
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Denver to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 14th (Sun), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Anaheim tour itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 86°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner .

You can fly from Anaheim to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Anaheim to Albuquerque, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Tours Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides

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