8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights


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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Rochester to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Rochester in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
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, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 17th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online travel route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

California travel guide

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.