8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
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 21st (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Indianapolis to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Indianapolis in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim tour builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip website .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In June, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally make a trip to Pothole Dome.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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 27th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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