9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Disney
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: San Jose

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, see the sky in a new way at Camera Obscura, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Santa Monica is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Santa Monica is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Jose in January, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Monica: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ©
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Disney.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Disney

Disney
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Disney day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Disney with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Disney is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Disney reach 10°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Disney

Wildlife Parks Trails

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