9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Yuma
Drive:  3​h
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Yuma

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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Yuma to San Diego is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yuma to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yuma in October, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Get outdoors at Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove, take in breathtaking views at Fern Canyon, and hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Redwood National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in October, with highs in Redwood National Park at 64°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fern Canyon, Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Radiator Springs Racers. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, and then catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Anaheim. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, expect Anaheim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Anaheim to Wawona. Traveling from Anaheim in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wawona, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

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