9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights


San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of SoMa, visit Chinatown, and shop like a local with Union Square.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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San Diego — 3 nights

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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Trident Divers. The adventure continues: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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California travel guide

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.