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

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

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

2
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.
San Diego Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around La Jolla Cove.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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.
Head to Montana Avenue and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Melrose Trading Post.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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