8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Dallas

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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Dallas to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Fri), let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego attractions planner .

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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in March since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Fun & Games, #Parks
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Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in March, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

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

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