8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then get great views at Washburn Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online visit planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 25th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Diego hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.