10 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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10 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

4
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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel itinerary planner .

Detroit to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in April, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in April, plan for little chillier nights in San Francisco, with lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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