10 days in San Diego, Phoenix & San Antonio Itinerary

10 days in San Diego, Phoenix & San Antonio Itinerary

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10 days in San Diego, Phoenix & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Diego


3
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.
Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego route maker .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. In March, daytime highs in San Diego are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planning site .

You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in March, you will find days in Phoenix are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and then contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in March: highs in San Antonio hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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