8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
Drive
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Lompoc
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. March in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Lompoc.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Lompoc

— 4 nights
Lompoc is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lompoc: Solvang (Nojoqui Falls Park & Old Mission Santa Ines) and Carrizo Plain National Monument (in Maricopa). The adventure continues: take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Jalama Beach County Park, see the interesting displays at The Creation Station Fabric and Quilt Shop, and make a trip to The Murals of Lompoc.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Lompoc in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Lompoc reach 67°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lompoc

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Half Dome. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Valley View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

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Explore your travel options from Lompoc to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lompoc in April: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F and lows are around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 6th (Tue), trek along Congress Trail and then stroll through General Grant Tree Trail. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much hotter, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

California travel guide

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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.