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

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

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

Start: Cordoba
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Cordoba

3
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 Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of SoMa, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco journey app .

Cordoba, Argentina to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cordoba to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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 San Diego Zoo. For shopping fun, head to Gaslamp Quarter or Spanish Village Art Center. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip site .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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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 a sense of the local culture at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Getty Center. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and The Grove will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, stop by Amoeba Music, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Montana Avenue
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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