9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Miami

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego travel itinerary planner .

Miami to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami in July, with highs in San Diego at 77°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim in July, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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