8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Oakland
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
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Sacramento
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San Diego
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Long Beach
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Los Angeles
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oakland.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Oakland

Oakland ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oakland trip itinerary maker tool.

Oakland is just a short distance from San Francisco. In June in Oakland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakland

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oakland to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oakland in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally hike along Stevens Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Sacramento at 91°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your plan
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip website.

Fly from Sacramento to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Knott's Berry Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Long Beach online day trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Long Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Long Beach are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Knott's Berry Farm ©
Knott's Berry Farm

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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.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles is very close to Long Beach. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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