9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Jackson

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day
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 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Jackson to San Diego is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Jackson in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then make a trip to Lombard Street, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in July since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip app .

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. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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