8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Sun), look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall and then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online travel route builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

California travel guide

4.1
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.