8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Palm Springs
— Few hours
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
4
Wawona
— 2 nights
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Palmas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs driving holiday planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Palm Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Winnipeg in November; daily highs in Palm Springs reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Las Palmas ©
Las Palmas
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway ©
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip website.

Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Wawona day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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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 14th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, thenmake a trip to Book Passage, thenadmire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in November, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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