9 days in California & Mexico City Itinerary

9 days in California & Mexico City Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night


Yosemite National Park, United States

— 3 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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San Francisco, United States

— 3 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, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Mexico City, Mexico

— 1 night

City of Palaces

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): make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Mexico City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. September in Mexico City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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California travel guide

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.