9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg

1
night
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 24th (Mon), take in the views from Coronado Bridge and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego sightseeing planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Winnipeg to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Coronado Bridge
Coronado Bridge

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 26th (Wed), browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and finally enjoy some music at Third Street Promenade.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Monica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
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 30th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally don't miss a visit to Nob Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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