9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Mariposa
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Mariposa
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Mariposa
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Coarsegold
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Sat), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Lincoln Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Baltimore to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Baltimore to San Francisco. Traveling from Baltimore in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mariposa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trip

Mariposa

— 1 night
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mariposa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mariposa takes 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Mariposa to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mariposa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, get great views at Washburn Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park takes an hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mariposa in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mariposa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Mariposa

— 1 night
To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mariposa sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa in an hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Mariposa reach 40°C and lows reach 18°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Mariposa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and then make a trip to Yosemite Village.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park in an hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mariposa in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mariposa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

Mariposa

— 1 night
To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Mariposa journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Mariposa reach 40°C and lows reach 18°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Mariposa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then hike along Four Mile Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park in an hour. Traveling from Mariposa in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mariposa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Mariposa

— 1 night
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mariposa trip itinerary app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa by car takes about an hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Mariposa at 40°C and lows at 18°C. You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Mariposa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 day

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 17th (Thu), stroll through General Grant Tree Trail, Head underground at Crystal Cave, and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Mariposa to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Coarsegold.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Coarsegold

— 1 night
Coarsegold is a census-designated place in Madera County, California. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Scenic Route Highway 49, sample the tasty concoctions at Southgate Brewing Company, and then try your luck at Chukchansi Gold Resort Casino.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coarsegold trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Coarsegold in 3 hours. In June in Coarsegold, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Coarsegold

Fun & Games · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

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

Traveling by car from Coarsegold to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Coarsegold, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. You will leave for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.