9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  47​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
train:  7​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
plane:  14​h
End: Orlando

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then wander the streets of The Embarcadero, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation website .

Orlando to San Francisco is an approximately 47-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Orlando in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum, and then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park ©

1
night
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 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Sacramento - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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