9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Ferry Building Marketplace. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in March, expect San Francisco to be much hotter, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel 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

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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): explore the striking landscape at North Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

Plan a Los Angeles trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Los Angeles at 27°C and lows at 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
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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