8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Shop till you drop at Melrose Trading Post and The Grove. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in January, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Disneyland Park
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Melrose Trading Post ©
Melrose Trading Post
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Grove ©
The Grove

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, do a tasting at Press Club, and look for gifts at Flax.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
night
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 25th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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