8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kingsport
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kingsport

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Exploratorium and Union Square. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website .

Kingsport to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kingsport to San Francisco. While traveling from Kingsport, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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