9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
3
San Diego
— 3 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): discover the magic at Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Anaheim travel route app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Anaheim takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Anaheim hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker tool.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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