9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in San Francisco reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online vacation planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 10°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Shopping
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail ©
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

3
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 The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and take in the exciting artwork at Hammer Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, with highs in Los Angeles at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Mingei International Museum ©
Mingei International Museum

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