9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Morgan Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and then explore and take pictures at Oracle Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planning website .

Indianapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, then admire the striking features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sacramento trip builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Morgan Hill.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

1
night
Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill ©
Morgan Hill is a city in Santa Clara County, California, at the southern tip of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): do a tasting at Guglielmo Winery, stroll around Pop Up Park, then walk around Uvas Canyon County Park, and finally look for gifts at Booksmart.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Morgan Hill day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Morgan Hill takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Morgan Hill: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Morgan Hill

Parks Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Uvas Canyon County Park ©
Uvas Canyon County Park
Booksmart ©
Booksmart
Guglielmo Winery ©
Guglielmo Winery

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday builder .

Explore your travel options from Morgan Hill to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. In June, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder than Morgan Hill - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
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 24th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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