9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Vancouver

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SFJazz Center, San Francisco Opera, The Speakeasy, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, catch a live performance at SFJazz Center, catch an entertaining show at The Speakeasy, see the grandeur of opera at San Francisco Opera, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Union Square, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nightlife Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online journey 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and finally stop by Amoeba Music.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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