11 days in Santa Fe, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Santa Fe, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in Santa Fe, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and then take in the exciting artwork at Keshi. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

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Newark to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Newark in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Keshi ©
Keshi
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Visit Black's Beach and Children's Pool for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Santa Fe to San Diego by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, San Francisco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 57°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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