8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Oakville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Half Moon Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  46​h
End: New York City

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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 (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip website .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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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 ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oakville.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
China Beach ©
China Beach

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Oakville

Oakville ©
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oakville trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Oakville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Oakville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Oakville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Benziger Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oakville to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Oakville in September; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe ©
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe

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San Francisco

San Francisco
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel app .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, with lows around 58°F. You'll set off for Half Moon Bay on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mavericks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Half Moon Bay road trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Half Moon Bay reach 67°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning site .

You can drive from Half Moon Bay to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Half Moon Bay in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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