9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planning tool .

Ottawa, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ottawa to San Francisco. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop and then explore and take pictures at Half Dome.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes day trip tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey website .

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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