8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Columbus

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.
On the 19th (Wed), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning app .

Columbus to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 58°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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