9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner

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San Francisco
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Mammoth Lakes
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and make a trip to Book Passage.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Mammoth Lakes

— 3 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Vernal Fall, Taft Point, &more).

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 7th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions planner.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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California travel guide

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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.