8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Boston
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Boston

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lands End will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy California Academy of Sciences and Cable Car Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, walk around Lincoln Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday maker.

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, thenstroll through Del Monte Beach, thenadmire the landmark architecture of The Old Monterey Jail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Breakwater.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey day trip planning app.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, thenstroll through Moro Rock, thenadmire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, and finally make a trip to The Senate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. While traveling from Monterey, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Senate
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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hours
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours

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