10 days in Carlsbad & San Diego Itinerary

10 days in Carlsbad & San Diego Itinerary

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10 days in Carlsbad & San Diego Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  1​h
1
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
San Diego
— 7 nights
End: San Diego

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LEGOLAND California. On the 3rd (Sat), take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, and then wander the streets of Carlsbad Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California, kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, and then take a stroll through Old Town Temecula.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carlsbad visit planner.

San Diego to Carlsbad is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Old Town Temecula
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Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad Village ©
Carlsbad Village

7
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.
USS Midway Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mormon Battalion Historic Site are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Carlsbad to San Diego in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Diego are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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