8 days in Pacific Grove, Mariposa & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Grove, Mariposa & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Grove, Mariposa & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Pacific Grove
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. You've added Carmel Plaza, Scenic Road Walkway, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pacific Grove trip maker .

Pittsburgh to Pacific Grove is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. October in Pacific Grove sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

1
night
Mariposa

Mariposa
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
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Traveling by car from Pacific Grove to Mariposa takes 3 hours. When traveling from Pacific Grove in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mariposa: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mariposa

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls, Taft Point, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Getting from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mariposa in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Taft Point ©
Taft Point