9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mono Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Orlando

2
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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route website .

Orlando to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Orlando in March, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History and then take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mono Hot Springs.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lone Pine
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
night
Mono Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs
Mono Hot Springs is a summer resort, campground, unincorporated community, and a group of hot springs in Fresno County, central California. For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mono Hot Springs day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mono Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March; daily highs in Mono Hot Springs reach 51°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mono Hot Springs

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

California Route 36, John Muir Trail

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mono Hot Springs to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Mono Hot Springs in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 23°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

2
nights
San Francisco

On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Chinatown and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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