9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Palm Springs
— 1 night
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
4
Carmel
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District, explore the world behind art at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum.

For reviews and tourist information, read Palm Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Palm Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Palm Springs. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Palm Springs to be much warmer, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Sunnylands Center & Gardens, El Paseo Shopping District
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Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Explore hidden gems such as Petersen Automotive Museum and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in February, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Montana Avenue
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at Amphora Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in February, with highs in San Simeon at 22°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amphora Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at AiX, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary site.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from San Simeon in February, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

AiX, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Thu), wander the streets of Union Square, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in San Francisco sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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