9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Gainesville
Fly:  9​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Gainesville

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner

Gainesville to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gainesville in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, Head underground at Bronson Caves, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

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