7 days in San Diego, San Antonio & Santa Fe Itinerary

7 days in San Diego, San Antonio & Santa Fe Itinerary

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7 days in San Diego, San Antonio & Santa Fe Itinerary

San Diego
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Santa Fe
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
San Diego

3
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Diego. In September in San Diego, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Diego

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

2
days
San Antonio

San Antonio
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Guenther House, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepción.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read San Antonio online itinerary creator.

You can fly from San Diego to San Antonio in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 72°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
day
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Liquid Light Glass, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Liquid Light Glass ©
Liquid Light Glass

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