9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  38​h
End: Jacksonville

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 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Jacksonville to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in May: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 65°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, get curious at Exploratorium, and then shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
nights
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 2nd (Sun): stroll through Mission Beach Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Black's Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in June, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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