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

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

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

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Houston

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Twin Peaks and de Young Museum. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Lands End, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker tool .

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Historic Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and don't miss a visit to Stahl House.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Historic Park ©
Will Rogers State Historic Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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 off the beaten path and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Point Loma. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk, and contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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