9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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Monterey
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

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

Washington DC to Monterey is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Monterey. In June, Monterey is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. There's much more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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 9th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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