9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Lombard Street has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lombard Street, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Point. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary app .

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 bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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