8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Pisa
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Pisa

1
night
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 25th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Pisa, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pisa to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pisa in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Fri), get great views at Twin Peaks, then see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can 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
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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