8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Monroe

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.
Spend the 14th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Monroe to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Monroe to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Monroe in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 15th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Union Square, then take a stroll through SoMa, and then take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around La Jolla Cove and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego online road trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

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