10 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Miami

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. We've included these beaches for you: Sonoma Coast State Beach and Baker Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bodega and see Bodega Dunes, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, admire the masterpieces at Fort Mason Center, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary site .

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in June, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baja Winery Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Shores Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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