8 days in California & Utah Itinerary

8 days in California & Utah Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Seattle

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 64°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 20th (Fri), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park and then let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Anaheim at 77°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego trip website.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, then hike along Angel's Landing, and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Observation Point
Observation Point
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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