9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boston in March, with highs in Los Angeles at 74°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: have fun at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego online vacation planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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