11 days in San Diego & Phoenix Itinerary

11 days in San Diego & Phoenix Itinerary

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11 days in San Diego & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 3 nights
End: Phoenix

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Point Loma. You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Step out of San Diego to go to Oceanside and see Oceanside Pier, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. In November in San Diego, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Desert Botanical Garden. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musical Instrument Museum and Goldfield Ghost Town. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale, do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Balloon Rides

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