9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Petersen Automotive Museum and Montana Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and The Getty Center. There's lots more to do: get curious at California Science Center, examine the collection at Paley Center for Media, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Los Angeles is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to Los Angeles. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vernal Fall and Ansel Adams Gallery. The adventure continues: stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect cooler with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.