10 days in New Jersey & California Itinerary

10 days in New Jersey & California Itinerary

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10 days in New Jersey & California Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  3​h
1
Cape May
— Few hours
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City


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Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Cape May County Park & Zoo and then get your game on at Island Miniature Golf.

Plan trip to Cape May with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Cape May, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Cape May

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cape May County Park & Zoo, Island Miniature Golf
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Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Island Miniature Golf ©
Island Miniature Golf

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 Balboa Park. Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Cape May to San Diego in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape May to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape May in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Anaheim.

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

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park, get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, and catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim journey builder tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): have fun and explore at Exploratorium and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Anaheim in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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