11 days in Tempe & San Diego Itinerary

11 days in Tempe & San Diego Itinerary

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Tempe
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San Diego
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Tempe

— 3 nights
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. When in Tempe, make a side trip to see Taliesin West in Scottsdale, approximately Scottsdale away. There's much more to do: get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, get interesting insight from Tours, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly Wonderland.

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Chicago to Tempe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in May: highs in Tempe hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tempe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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San Diego

— 7 nights

America's Finest City

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 San Diego with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego planner.

Traveling by flight from Tempe to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tempe to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tempe in May, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (71°F), and nights are slightly colder (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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