8 days in California & Salt Lake City Itinerary

8 days in California & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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8 days in California & Salt Lake City Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: New York City

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary app .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City. In May, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 72°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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