9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
nights
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.
Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour site .

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Boston - with highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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