8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Memphis

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 (Fri), admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Memphis to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take a stroll through SoMa, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): trek along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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