8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Camarillo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Vienna

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then get great views at Tunnel View. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then cruise along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Vienna, Austria to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vienna in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 19th (Wed), stop by Carousel Candies, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carousel Candies, Bixby Bridge
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carousel Candies ©
Carousel Candies
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 20th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, admire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, then look for gifts at Cayucos Cellars, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria trip planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Cambria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in Cambria are warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Camarillo.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cayucos Cellars
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Cayucos Cellars ©
Cayucos Cellars
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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Camarillo

Camarillo ©
Camarillo is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Sat), get advice or help at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, then explore the wide array of goods at The Woolworth Building, and then get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

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Traveling by car from Cambria to Camarillo takes 3 hours. While traveling from Cambria, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Camarillo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Camarillo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Woolworth Building, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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