8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
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 9th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary maker website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Los Angeles is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in August, Los Angeles is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Lombard Street, then take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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