13 days in New Jersey & California Itinerary

13 days in New Jersey & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Ocean City
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Ocean City

— 2 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape May (Cape May Tennis Club, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and EcoVentures (in North Wildwood). There's lots more to do: get outside with Pirate Adventures, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Donna Elias' Bayside Gallery & Coastal Gifts, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ocean City online holiday maker.

New York City to Ocean City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ocean City, with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ocean City to San Diego by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Ocean City in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.