10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation trip planner.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

3
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 38 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, Head underground at Bronson Caves, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
San Francisco

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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