8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Oklahoma City

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Oklahoma City to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oklahoma City in June, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
North Dome ©
North Dome

1
night
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 27th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 68°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

3
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 Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online vacation planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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