12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Escondido
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Ramona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Ramona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
San Diego
— 1 night
End: San Diego

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Escondido.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Rockaway Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
nights
Escondido

Escondido ©
Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
Discover out-of-the-way places like LEGOLAND California and South Carlsbad State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Escondido: Temecula (Temecula Olive Oil Company & Wiens Family Cellars - Winery). There's still lots to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo Safari Park and sample the tasty concoctions at Stone Brewing.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Escondido takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Escondido, with lows of 66°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ramona.

Things to do in Escondido

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Temecula
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Stone Brewing ©
Stone Brewing

1
night
Ramona

Ramona
Ramona is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ramona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Escondido to Ramona takes an hour. When traveling from Escondido in September, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Ramona: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ramona

Wineries

2
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.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach and then revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday website .

Drive from Ramona to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ramona in September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ramona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Camarillo Premium Outlets, El Matador State Beach
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

2
nights
Ramona

Ramona ©
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ramona trip planning website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Ramona in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Ramona when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Ramona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail, William Heise County Park
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William Heise County Park ©
William Heise County Park

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park. Keep things going the next day: tour or see a game at Petco Park and then head off the coast to Coronado Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego planner .

You can drive from Ramona to San Diego in an hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ramona in September: highs in San Diego hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coronado Island
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island

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