9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights


San Diego

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker app.

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

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 22nd (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online attractions planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

California travel guide

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.