9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

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

2
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 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, 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 a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

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

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Botanical Building and Lily Pond ©
Botanical Building and Lily Pond

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