9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Napa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Jacksonville

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Rodeo Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes Station) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at California Academy of Sciences, stroll through China Beach, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Jacksonville to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jacksonville to San Francisco. Traveling from Jacksonville in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Rodeo Beach, Point Isabel
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Union Square ©
Union Square

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): do a tasting at Peju Province Winery, then do a tasting at Grgich Hills Estate, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally look for gifts at Oakville Grocery. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Silver Oak Cellars, savor the flavors at Imagery Estate Winery, and then steep yourself in history at Jack London State Historic Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Napa trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Napa to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Rutherford, Glen Ellen, Oakville
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Peju Province Winery ©
Peju Province Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Grgich Hills Estate ©
Grgich Hills Estate

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.
On the 8th (Fri), shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, and then browse the different shops at The Grove.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, flight, and train from Napa to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 66°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Grove ©
The Grove
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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