8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Fort Bragg
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Chicago to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Bridalveil Fall
4.5
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Must see
Yosemite Falls
4.7

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Beach, kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, walk around Noyo Headlands Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Highlight Gallery, and finally stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort Bragg journey app.

You can drive from Carmel to Fort Bragg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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Art Gallery
Highlight Gallery
4.8

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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.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Golden Gate Bridge and SoMa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker.

Drive from Fort Bragg to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Fort Bragg in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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