8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night


Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Lompoc.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife


— 4 nights
Lompoc is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Lompoc side-trips: Solvang (Nojoqui Falls Park & Old Mission Santa Ines) and Carrizo Plain National Monument (in Maricopa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Jalama Beach, stop by Ostrich Land, see the interesting displays at Hans Christian Andersen Museum, and make a trip to The Murals of Lompoc.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lompoc trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Lompoc in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get little chillier in Lompoc: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lompoc

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Half Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Lompoc to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lompoc in April; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 59°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail and then hike along General Grant Tree Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.