8 days in California & Kansas City Itinerary

8 days in California & Kansas City Itinerary

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8 days in California & Kansas City Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4​h
3
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5​h
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Kansas City
— 1 day
End: Kansas City

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and shop like a local with Union Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kansas City to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kansas City in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 23rd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
Avalon, Catalina Island

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Catalina Island Conservancy.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Avalon travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Los Angeles to Avalon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and ferry. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Avalon are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Avalon to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Avalon in August, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
day
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 27th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, examine the collection at Bingham Waggoner Estate, and then take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Kansas City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kansas City, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Independence
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Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©

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