9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. Step out of the city life by going to Mariposa Grove and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Four Mile Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and hike along Cooks Meadow Loop.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Honolulu to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in October: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much hotter, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cambria journey planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Cambria takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for little chillier nights in Cambria, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Get in touch with nature at Carmel River State Beach and McWay Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Old Fisherman's Wharf. Go for a jaunt from Carmel to Big Sur to see Pfeiffer State Beach about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

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Traveling by car from Cambria to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Cambria, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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