9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Toronto

2
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 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then walk around La Jolla Cove.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego sightseeing website .

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 21st (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally indulge your taste buds at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Helena trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from San Diego to St. Helena by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in St. Helena, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Castello di Amorosa
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach will get you outdoors. Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel planner .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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