9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Drive to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malibu
Drive
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San Jose
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fresno

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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally stroll around Beverly Gardens Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Savannah to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Savannah - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Malibu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Malibu, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. You will leave for San Jose on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose trip builder website.

You can fly from Malibu to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Malibu in June: highs in San Jose hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Tue), step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, stroll through Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Jose in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Fresno

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): meet the residents at Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fresno route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Fresno takes 3 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fresno: temperatures range from 100°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your 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.