8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Avila Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego route maker app .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Avila Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Mingei International Museum ©
Mingei International Museum

1
night
Avila Beach

Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, steep yourself in history at Point San Luis Lighthouse, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for gifts at Alapay Cellars.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Avila Beach trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Avila Beach with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in January since evenings lows in Avila Beach dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse
Alapay Cellars ©
Alapay Cellars

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, then get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Avila Beach to Yosemite National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Avila Beach in February; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 48°F and lows reach 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Mon), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

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 taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: highs in San Francisco hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Heavenly Mountain Resort and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit cooler (47°F), and nights are much colder (22°F). You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Genoa Cemetery
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Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters
Genoa Cemetery ©
Genoa Cemetery

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