9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online travel planner.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Panorama Trail and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey planning app.

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Must see
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7
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Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1
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Observatory
Griffith Observatory
4.6

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