9 days in California & Mexico City Itinerary

9 days in California & Mexico City Itinerary

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9 days in California & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
End: Mexico City, Mexico

3
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Yosemite National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mexico City in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mexico City road trip planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Mexico City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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