8 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

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Houston to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 66°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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