8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lombard Street, SF on Tap - Walking Craft Beer Tours, Muir Woods National Monument, and other attractions. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, have fun at RocketBoat, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip generator.

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Basically Free Bike Rentals ©
Basically Free Bike Rentals

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, trails, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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