12 days in Idyllwild, Laguna Beach & San Diego Itinerary

12 days in Idyllwild, Laguna Beach & San Diego Itinerary

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12 days in Idyllwild, Laguna Beach & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Idyllwild
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Laguna Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Idyllwild

Idyllwild ©
Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Fern Valley are three adjacent unincorporated communities, of which Idyllwild is the largest, located in the San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County, California, United States. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Idyllwild online holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Idyllwild is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Idyllwild. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Idyllwild: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Idyllwild

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Living Free Animal Sanctuary
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Lake Fulmor ©
Lake Fulmor
Living Free Animal Sanctuary ©
Living Free Animal Sanctuary
Indian Vista Scenic Overlook ©
Indian Vista Scenic Overlook

4
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Mission San Juan Capistrano and Montanez Adobe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Main Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda), Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach) and Old Town Temecula (in Temecula). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, take in the waterfront at Dana Point Harbor, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and get a taste of the local shopping with Richard MacDonald Fine Art.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Idyllwild to Laguna Beach takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Idyllwild in September, with highs in Laguna Beach at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Old Town Temecula, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

6
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 Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Relax by the water at La Jolla Shores Park and Mission Bay Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears, South Carlsbad State Beach
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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