9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
fly:  5 h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
End: Kansas City

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Painted Ladies to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

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Kansas City to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. In July, San Francisco is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zuma Beach, Runyon Canyon Park, Beverly Hot Springs Spa, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Beverly Hot Springs Spa. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

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. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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