8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Huntsville

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park day trip website .

Huntsville to Redwood National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Huntsville in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Napa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Napa. When traveling from Redwood National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries

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St. Helena
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Wed), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, 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 next day: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Napa in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. On your second day here, trek along Nevada Falls Loop and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in Mammoth Lakes when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at The Getty Center and then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 66°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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