9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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1
Calistoga
— 1 night
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Calistoga holiday builder website.

Kansas City to Calistoga is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Calistoga due to the time zone difference. In July, Calistoga is a bit cooler than Kansas City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Safari West, V. Sattui Winery
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thenadmire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip builder.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Monterey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Calistoga in July: highs in Monterey hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
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 15th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Chocolate Heaven, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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