8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Verona

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), stop by Amoeba Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Verona, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Verona to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Verona in May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get great views at Valley View, and finally trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

Similar Plans

9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in California BY A USER FROM HUNGARY April, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in California BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in California BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM HUNGARY April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans