8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Miami, Florida

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Miami to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about winemaking at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then do a tasting at Domaine Carneros, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Napa online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Napa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Napa hover around 66°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
Balloon Rides

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then make a trip to Lombard Street, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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