9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  11 h
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Point Lobos and Point Sur State Historic Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip tool.

New York City to Monterey is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. April in Monterey sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Point Sur State Historic Park, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

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

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Monterey in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, thenkick back and relax at Baker Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are warmer (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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