9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route planner.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in San Diego hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

Before you visit Anaheim, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

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
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like El Capitan and May Lake Trailhead. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 14.5 hours. Traveling from Anaheim in March, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are much hotter (50°F). On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

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