8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Tue), shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route maker site.

San Diego to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. And it doesn't end there: hike along Panorama Trail, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus 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. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much warmer, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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