9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Amritsar

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lombard Street, get curious at Exploratorium, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planning site .

Amritsar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amritsar to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Amritsar in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (14°C), and nights are cooler (-8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
On the 29th (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, Los Angeles is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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