8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route website .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in San Francisco at 64°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and admire all the interesting features of Half Dome.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) 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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
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 14th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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