9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

2
days
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 4th (Fri): make a trip to Lombard Street and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder website

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

2
days
San Diego

San Diego
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 10th (Thu), stroll through San Diego Zoo. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and then have fun at Balboa Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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