8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Carmel
— Few hours
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
5
Oxnard
— 1 night
6
San Diego
— 1 night

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 21st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip app.

Lubbock to Carmel is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Lubbock in July, plan for much colder days in Carmel, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Parks
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, thenexamine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally learn about all things military at USS Pampanito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, thenhead off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planner.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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 25th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oxnard.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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night
Oxnard

Oxnard ©
On the 27th (Mon), browse the collection at Camarillo Public Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Oxnard Beach Park, and then stroll through Silver Strand Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxnard trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Oxnard by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oxnard: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Oxnard

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Camarillo Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove and then see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego sightseeing planner.

Drive from Oxnard to San Diego in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oxnard in July since evenings lows in San Diego dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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