9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Milwaukee

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Union Square has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at The Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Milwaukee to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Milwaukee - with highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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.
Attractions like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Disneyland Park make great kid-friendly stops. Appreciate the collections at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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