8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California attractions planner

Make it your trip
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Atlanta


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 the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.