9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights


Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Downtown Disney District as well as Staples Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Silver Lion Service - Private Tours has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.