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: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of SoMa. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, then browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco route planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 64°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Hermosa Beach Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Bergamot Station, & more). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, then stroll through Mission Beach Park, and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in San Diego, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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