9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Baton Rouge
Fly:  7​h
1
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Baton Rouge

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Anaheim holiday planner.

Baton Rouge to Anaheim is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baton Rouge to Anaheim. In December, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally catch a ride on Cable Cars. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

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 a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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