9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
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 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the next day, hike along May Lake Trailhead and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Anaheim online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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