8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cincinnati

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Travel Town and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Cincinnati to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cincinnati to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Travel Town ©
Travel Town

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect cooler with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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