7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning app .

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in May, with lows around 53°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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