9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Truckee
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to Los Angeles, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in December, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim holiday planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route planning app.

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, then take an unforgettable tour with HeliTahoe, then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, and finally contemplate the long history of Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Truckee online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Truckee by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Truckee to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary maker website.

Getting from Truckee to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Truckee in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.