8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder.

Minneapolis to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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 13th (Tue), trek along Panorama Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thenexplore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online vacation maker.

Take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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