8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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 15th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Anaheim is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in May; daily highs in Anaheim reach 78°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 17th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of 26-Mile Bike Path, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the West Hollywood holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to West Hollywood takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for slightly colder days in West Hollywood, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ©
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, then make a trip to Washburn Point, and finally make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then stroll through Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from West Hollywood to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from West Hollywood in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, wander the streets of Twin Peaks, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 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 May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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