8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then trek along Mariposa Grove. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thendon't miss a visit to Washburn Point, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. 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 Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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