8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
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 19th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 23rd (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 78°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in April, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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