9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Klamath
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
4
Monterey
— 1 night
5
San Simeon
— 2 nights
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, thentake in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, thentake a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and finally examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip planner.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Miami in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Klamath.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, hike along Trillium Falls Hike, thenexamine the collection at End of the Trail Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Klamath online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Klamath. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Klamath at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Orick
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Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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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 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thenhike along Panorama Trail, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klamath to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Klamath, expect warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), explore the activities along Monterey Bay, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Carmel
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, thenkick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, thenenjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light House Lens, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, thenstroll through William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cambria
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

Plan trip to Death Valley National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Simeon in July; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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