8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Wilkes-Barre

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): walk around Golden Gate Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation maker website.

Wilkes-Barre to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Wilkes-Barre to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Sentinel Dome and Mariposa Grove. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and trek along Cathedral Lake Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.