9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning website .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are much hotter (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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