9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Budapest

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel route planner .

Budapest, Hungary to San Diego is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Budapest to San Diego, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in April; daily highs in San Diego reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
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 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Fishing Charters & Tours and North Dome. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then take a stroll through SoMa.

Start your trip to San Francisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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