8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
3
Lotus
— 1 day
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night

5
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum (in Truckee), Kings Beach State Recreation Area (in Kings Beach) and Nevada State Museum (in Carson City). The adventure continues: stroll through Eagle Falls Trail, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and admire the striking features of Vikingsholm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip website.

Logan to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Logan in July, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Truckee, Eagle Falls Trail, Genoa Cemetery, Emerald Bay State Park, Sand Harbor
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Golden Gate Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Lotus.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
day
Lotus

Lotus ©
Lotus is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beyond Limits Adventures. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): experience rural life at Jollity Farm Farmstead Cheese and then let the river carry you with Beyond Limits Adventures.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lotus trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Lotus takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lotus: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lotus

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Jollity Farm Farmstead Cheese
Highlights from your plan
Beyond Limits Adventures ©
Beyond Limits Adventures

1
night
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 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Lotus to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Lotus in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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