8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights



— 1 day

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 14th (Sat), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim route planner.

Charlotte to Anaheim 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. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 65°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

California travel guide

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.