8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Oakland
— 1 day
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Fresno
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Long Beach
— Few hours
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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Riverside
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night

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Oakland

Oakland ©
On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Oakland California Temple and then get curious at Lawrence Hall of Science.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oakland trip planner.

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakland

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Science Museum
Lawrence Hall of Science
4.3

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel app.

Traveling by car from Oakland to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Oakland in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Scenic Drive
Tioga Pass
4.9
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Lookout
Washburn Point
4.9

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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Legion of Valor Museum, then take a memorable tour with Oxotic Fresno Supercar Driving Experience, and then test your problem-solving skills at Method of Escape.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fresno planning app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Fresno takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Fresno hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Fresno

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Room Escape Game
Method of Escape
4.9
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Oxotic Fresno Supercar Driving Experience
5.0

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To plan Los Angeles vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Fresno to Los Angeles by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fresno in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Long Beach

Long Beach

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start your trip to Long Beach by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Long Beach is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In August in Long Beach, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will leave for Anaheim on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Long Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours

1
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 24th (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

You can drive from Long Beach to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and train. In August, daytime highs in Anaheim are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Riverside.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2

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Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. On the 25th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Redlands Bowl, then examine the collection at Riverside Art Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Riverside online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Riverside in an hour. Traveling from Anaheim in August, expect nights in Riverside to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Riverside

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Landmark
Redlands Bowl
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Riverside Art Museum
4.5

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Riverside to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Riverside in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Historic Site
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
4.6

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