9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thenhead off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner.

Culiacan, Mexico to San Francisco is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Culiacan to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Culiacan in May, plan for colder days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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 27th (Wed): discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, and then get your game on at The VOID. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anaheim travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Anaheim to be warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego online route planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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