9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then examine the collection at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 4th (Tue), make a trip to Olmsted Point, then stroll through Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock Trail, and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 8th (Sat), get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.