12 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, sightseeing, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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