10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, step aboard USS Pampanito, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

4
nights
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.
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollyhock House will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and The Nethercutt Collection. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, then admire the masterpieces at San Diego Museum of Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mingei International Museum ©
Mingei International Museum

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