9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker website .

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. July in San Diego sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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

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 15th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel 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 ©

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.
On the 17th (Wed), hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the awesome beauty 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, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey builder app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
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 19th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°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
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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