8 days in Columbia & West Coast Itinerary

8 days in Columbia & West Coast Itinerary

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Columbia
— 1 night
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Drive to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Columbia — 1 night

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. On the 3rd (Sat), walk around Cosmo Park, admire the landmark architecture of America's National Churchill Museum, and then stroll around Lions-Stephens Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Columbia online trip maker.

Saint Louis to Columbia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Columbia to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to Yosemite National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Columbia in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Golden Gate Park, then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle travel planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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