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: Playa del Carmen
Fly:  10​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 30​min
End: Playa del Carmen

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Maritime Museum of San Diego and Old Town Model Railroad Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to San Diego is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Diego. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in June: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
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 Cable Car Museum. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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