9 days in San Francisco, Simi Valley & Anaheim Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Simi Valley & Anaheim Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco, Simi Valley & Anaheim Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Simi Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to California State Railroad Museum and California Academy of Sciences. Get a sense of the local culture at Castello di Amorosa and Musee Mecanique. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Old Sacramento (in Sacramento) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, see the interesting displays at The Walt Disney Family Museum, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in San Francisco at 64°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Simi Valley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sacramento, Bodega Head, Castello di Amorosa
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

1
night
Simi Valley

Simi Valley ©
The city of Simi Valley, in the eponymous valley, is in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States. To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Simi Valley trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Simi Valley in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Simi Valley

Museums
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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 1st (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hermosa Beach Pier and then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Simi Valley to Anaheim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, Anaheim is somewhat warmer than Simi Valley - with highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

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