9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Luis Obispo
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Fresno
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
6
Sacramento
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Baltimore

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 26th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip builder app .

Baltimore to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Baltimore to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in October, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
On the 28th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

few
hours
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, San Luis Obispo is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toFresno.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Outdoors Parks

1
night
Fresno

Fresno
To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fresno online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fresno can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature

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.
When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum in Groveland, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Mariposa Grove, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Fresno in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
day
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sacramento vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento takes 7.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room ©

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