10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Twin Peaks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco planner .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect San Francisco to be much hotter, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Sebastian General Store and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

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.
On the 12th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through San Diego Zoo and then stroll through Children's Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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