8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Newark


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1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Statue of Lucille Ball, stop by Destination PSP, take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Frey House II, then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally make a trip to Desert Holocaust Memorial.

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Newark to Palm Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Palm Springs, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (107°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (80°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Desert Holocaust Memorial
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Frey House II ©
Frey House II

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 8th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and finally catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday maker .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in August, plan for cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 84°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): try out the rides at Downtown Disney and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim route planning app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In August, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
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.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Visions Art Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip builder .

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in August: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 68°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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