9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Montreal

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate de Young Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Union Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): hike along North Dome and then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are cooler (-5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, Los Angeles is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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