8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Miami, Florida

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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, 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, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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 27th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center. On the next day, look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

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