9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
4
San Diego
— 2 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get great views at Washburn Point, then trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail ©
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 25°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego route builder website.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mingei International Museum ©
Mingei International Museum

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