10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

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

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, expect San Diego to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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