8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Vilnius

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 (Tue): explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Lombard Street, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Vilnius, Lithuania to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Vilnius to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, get great views at Half Dome, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
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 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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