8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bridgeport
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
End: Dayton

2
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 5th (Mon): wander the streets of SoMa. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker site .

Dayton to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dayton in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, take in the exciting artwork at AERENA Galleries & Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

Plan trip to Calistoga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in November since evenings lows in Calistoga dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Calistoga

#Museums, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Helena
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

1
night
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Bodie State Historic Park and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bodie.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bridgeport road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Bridgeport takes 5 hours. Traveling from Calistoga in November, expect nights in Bridgeport to be colder, around 20°F, while days are little chillier, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Bridgeport

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Bodie
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Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bodie ©
Bodie

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then explore the world behind art at FIDM Museum and Galleries, and finally see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip website .

Getting from Bridgeport to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Bridgeport in November, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 76°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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