8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Spokane

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 11th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary app .

Spokane to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Spokane in June since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 13th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary maker .

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Wawona Meadow, stroll through Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim in June, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Wed), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation planner .

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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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