9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Green Dream Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Angel Island State Park, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of San Francisco City Hall. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, awaken your taste buds at Green Dream Tours, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and finally wander the streets of The Embarcadero.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Black's Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): ride with the locals on Union Station, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ventura Pier and Promenade. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Truth Aquatics, take in the waterfront at Santa Barbara Harbor, and then see Santa Barbara Sailing Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara day trip planning tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, Santa Barbara is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Adventure

Side Trip

California travel guide

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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.