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

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

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1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
3
San Diego
— 3 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Wine Tours & Tastings. Head to Mumm Napa and Oakville Groceryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Korbel Champagne Cellars (in Guerneville), Oxbow Public Market (in Napa) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at VJB Cellars and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online visit planner.

Charleston to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charleston to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Mumm Napa, Korbel Champagne Cellars, Oakville Grocery
Highlights from your plan
Francis Ford Coppola Winery ©
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. You will leave for San Diego on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Shores Park and Children's Pool. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town Temecula and Mission Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants (in Temecula). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, make a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Temecula, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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