9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary builder
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Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mono Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, make a trip to Book Passage, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route builder tool.

Orlando to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in March, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History and then take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mono Hot Springs.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Mono Hot Springs — 1 night

Mono Hot Springs is a summer resort, campground, unincorporated community, and a group of hot springs in Fresno County, central California. To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mono Hot Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mono Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March: high temperatures in Mono Hot Springs hover around 51°F and lows are around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mono Hot Springs to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Mono Hot Springs in March, expect little chillier with lows of 23°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.
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Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

San Francisco — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Chinatown and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are much hotter (50°F). On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods
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California travel guide

4.1
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.
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