9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Sunset Cliffs and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder tool .

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
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 20th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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