9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
Beverly Hills
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Newark

few
hours
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.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego attractions planner .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Diego. Traveling from Newark in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

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#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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1
day
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 15th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

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#Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and then take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Anaheim to Santa Monica in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in July, you will find days in Santa Monica are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Beverly Hills.

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#Beaches, #Parks, #Nature
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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
day
Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Bergamot Station and then wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beverly Hills trip itinerary planning website .

Beverly Hills is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. In July, daytime highs in Beverly Hills are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

2
days
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. On the 18th (Wed), stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then trek along Partington Cove, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Beverly Hills to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In July, Monterey is slightly colder than Beverly Hills - with highs of 69°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
days
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 20th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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Union Square ©
Union Square
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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