8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
San Francisco
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planning website.

Detroit to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Detroit to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your trip
La Jolla Cove ©
Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, shop like a local with The Grove, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your trip
The Grove ©
Shopping
The Grove
4.5
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
Natural History Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
4.4

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Must see
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Taft Point ©
Must see
Taft Point
4.9

3
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Fri), wander the streets of Union Square, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Exploratorium ©
Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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