8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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.
Get outdoors at Taft Point and Bridalveil Fall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. There's much more to do: get great views at Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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