13 days in Columbus & San Diego Itinerary

13 days in Columbus & San Diego Itinerary

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13 days in Columbus & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Columbus
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

8
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: The Farm at Walnut Creek (in Sugarcreek), Springfield (Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House & George Rogers Clark Park) and Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force, Carillon Historical Park, & more). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the natural beauty at Dawes Arboretum, Head underground at Old Man's Cave, and examine the collection at Warther Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary builder app .

Los Angeles to Columbus is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Columbus due to the time zone difference. August in Columbus sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dayton, Logan, Rockbridge, Springfield, Dawes Arboretum
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Zipline
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Warther Museum ©
Warther 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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planner .

You can fly from Columbus to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Columbus in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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