8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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 27th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 2nd (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Nightlife

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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