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

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

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

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mariposa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pacific Grove
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wawona vacation planner .

Pittsburgh to Wawona is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Wawona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mariposa.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Mariposa is known for museums, adventure, nightlife, historic sites, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

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Traveling by car from Wawona to Mariposa takes 1.5 hours. In October in Mariposa, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then browse the fresh offerings at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pacific Grove road trip planning website .

You can drive from Mariposa to Pacific Grove in 3 hours. When traveling from Mariposa in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Pacific Grove, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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