9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Diego
— 1 night
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in San Diego are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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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 15th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ©
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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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 17th (Wed): trek along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, thentrek along Tuolumne Meadows, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect much colder with lows of °C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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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 19th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, thenexamine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, thendon't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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