8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California visit planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planning site.

Bucharest, Romania to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

California travel guide

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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.