8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips California vacation planner
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Fly to Tijuana, Bus to San Ysidro/Intl Border, Tram to San Diego
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

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online route planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, bus, and tram. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
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Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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.