9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Folsom
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Placerville
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Jackson
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Angels Camp
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Jamestown
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Coulterville
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Mariposa
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Folsom

— 1 night
Folsom is an affluent city in Sacramento County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): walk around Promontory Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Folsom day trip tool.

San Francisco to Folsom is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Folsom when traveling from San Francisco in April, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Placerville.

Things to do in Folsom

Parks

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Placerville

— 1 night
Placerville is the county seat of El Dorado County, California. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): walk around Hangtown's Gold Bug Park and then try your luck at Red Hawk Casino.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Placerville online tour builder.

Placerville is just a stone's throw from Folsom. While traveling from Folsom, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Placerville, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Placerville

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson is the county seat of Amador County, California. On the 2nd (Sun), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Kennedy Gold Mine, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at McLaughlin's Daffodil Hill, then do a tasting at Scott Harvey Winery, and finally do a tasting at Jeff Runquist Wines.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Placerville to Jackson in an hour. May in Jackson sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Angels Camp.

Things to do in Jackson

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Angels Camp

— 1 night
Angels Camp, also known as City of Angels and formerly Angel's Camp, Angels, Angels City, Carson's Creek and Clearlake, is the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, explore the fascinating underground world of Moaning Caverns, and then stroll around Utica Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Angels Camp vacation builder.

Drive from Jackson to Angels Camp in an hour. Traveling from Jackson in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Angels Camp, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jamestown.

Things to do in Angels Camp

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Jamestown

— 1 night
Jamestown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United States. On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at Columbia Candy Kitchen and then admire the majestic nature at Columbia State Historic Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jamestown online travel planner.

Jamestown is just a stone's throw from Angels Camp. In May, daytime highs in Jamestown are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coulterville.

Things to do in Jamestown

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Coulterville

— 1 night
Coulterville is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Don Pedro Reservoir, see the interesting displays at John Muir Geotourism Center, then take an in-depth tour of Northern Mariposa County History Center, and finally explore the activities along Merced River.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coulterville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Coulterville takes an hour. May in Coulterville sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Coulterville

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mariposa

— 2 nights
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally trek along Mariposa Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mariposa travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Coulterville to Mariposa by car takes about an hour. In May, Mariposa is a bit warmer than Coulterville - with highs of 83°F and lows of 54°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.