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: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Change things up with a short trip to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, and stroll the grounds of San Francisco National Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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 13th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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 (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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