8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Adelaide

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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder website .

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco is minus 17 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 5th (Thu): make a trip to Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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