8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Visiting Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll through Ocean Avenue, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carmel road trip planning site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Carmel to be somewhat warmer, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
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Neighborhood
Ocean Avenue
4.5

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Thu), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then take a stroll through SoMa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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