8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site .

Calgary, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 9°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Tue), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Book Passage, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco route maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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