9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Montreal

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and de Young Museum. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through The Castro, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online route planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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