8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll around Balboa Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Diego. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Anaheim day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.