9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Amritsar

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planner.

Amritsar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amritsar to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amritsar in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then trek along Four Mile Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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