9 days in California, Detroit & Columbia Itinerary

9 days in California, Detroit & Columbia Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Detroit
— 1 night
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Columbia
— 1 night

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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Charlotte to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Fort Baker, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ignatius Church, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Detroit.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, then contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and finally get outside with Miami Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Detroit trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Detroit in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Detroit due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Detroit reach 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Detroit

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul ©
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

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Columbia

Columbia

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Discover how to plan a Columbia trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Detroit to Columbia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Columbia at 93°F and lows at 74°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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