8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights


Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Mammoth Lakes

— 3 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore Mammoth Lakes' surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Village, Glacier Point, &more).

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Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Book Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco route planner.

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
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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.