8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Evansville
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Evansville

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Golden Gate Park, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

Evansville to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Evansville to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Evansville in May, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Diego vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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