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 15​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.
To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boise sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Boise is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boise, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors Trails Parks

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Boise to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Boise, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Two Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get a taste of the local shopping with Craft & Folk Art Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online visit 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. In June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 79°F and lows of 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
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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