9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 1 night
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
4
Santa Monica
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
6
San Diego
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip website.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 14th (Tue), do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena online tour planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in St. Helena, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Honig Vineyard & Winery, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Honig Vineyard & Winery ©
Honig Vineyard & Winery

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from St. Helena to Santa Barbara in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Santa Monica History Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Original Muscle Beach.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Original Muscle Beach ©
Original Muscle Beach

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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 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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