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32 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary
Fly: 13h 15min
Los Angeles— 11 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
San Diego— 10 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
San Francisco— 9 nights
Fly: 13h 15min
City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.Get outdoors at Carpinteria State Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bart's Books and Seaside Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard), Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more) and Ventura (Ventura Harbor Village & VOM FASS Ventura). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermosa Beach Pier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .
Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Santa Monica, Malibu, Carpinteria, Laguna Beach, Ventura
America's Finest City
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.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter. Visit La Jolla Shores Park and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Moonlight Beach (in Encinitas), Carlsbad (LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad State Beach, & more) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Children's Pool, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder site .
You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Things to do in San Diego
Carlsbad, Coronado Beach, Moonlight Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas). Dedicate the 31st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Gregorio State Beach, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.
Find out how to plan San Francisco trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in San Francisco
Castello di Amorosa, San Gregorio State Beach, Bolinas Beach, Safari West, Drakes Beach
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