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

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

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

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
South San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
South San Francisco

South San Francisco ©
South San Francisco is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. You'll get in some beach time at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Natural Bridges State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marin Headlands and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of South San Francisco to go to Redwood National Park and see Tall Trees Grove, which is approximately 36 minutes away.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the South San Francisco trip planner.

Minneapolis to South San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to South San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In June, South San Francisco is a bit cooler than Minneapolis - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in South San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Marin Headlands, Tall Trees Grove, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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 a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South San Francisco to Los Angeles. Traveling from South San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 79°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Step out of San Diego to go to Carlsbad and see South Carlsbad State Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo, catch a live event at Petco Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego trip builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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