8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights


San Diego

— 1 night

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 17th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, and then pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online itinerary planner.

San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and stroll through Half Dome.

You can plan Yosemite National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.