8 days in California & Washington State Itinerary

8 days in California & Washington State Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— Few hours
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and then take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Los Angeles is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Meadows. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect colder with lows of °F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Keller Beach Park, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Twin Peaks, thentrek along Lands End, and then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Keller Beach Park
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Alki Beach, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle holiday website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Seattle hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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