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

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

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

Start: Santiago
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Santiago

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look for gifts at Whimsic Alley, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Tolerance.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Santiago, Chile to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santiago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and South Carlsbad State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna Mountain Recreation Area and La Jolla Shores Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online journey planner .

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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