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

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

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Route & dates

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through Children's Pool, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

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Charlotte to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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 some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at °F and lows at °F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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