8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  5​h
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Austin

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip maker app .

Austin to Anaheim is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Anaheim. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Anaheim in November, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 54°F and lows at 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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