8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
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: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel route planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in San Francisco at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in March, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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