8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Big Sur
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, trek along Partington Cove, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally take in the views from Big Creek Bridge. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Molera State Park, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Rocky Creek Bridge.

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Kalamazoo to Big Sur is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Big Sur. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in July; daily highs in Big Sur reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, then admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Healdsburg Plaza, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and finally do a tasting at Williamson Wines Tasting Room.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Big Sur to Healdsburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, subway, and bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
4.6

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nights
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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Vernal Fall ©
Waterfall
Vernal Fall
4.8
Yosemite Falls ©
Waterfall
Yosemite Falls
4.7

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