9 days in Boise & California Itinerary

9 days in Boise & California Itinerary

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9 days in Boise & California Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise day trip tool .

Chicago to Boise is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boise. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Boise when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. Popular historic sites such as City Lights Booksellers and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Boise to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Boise in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Montana Avenue. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Two Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 79°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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