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

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

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

Start: Doha
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Doha

4
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 some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Malibu (Zuma Beach & El Matador State Beach), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets, admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and stop by SpiceTopia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online visit planner .

Doha, Qatar to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Doha to Los Angeles, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Carpinteria State Beach, SpiceTopia, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Jolla Shores Park and Seaport Village. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through San Diego Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, stop by Catalina Offshore Products, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Bodega Dunes and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, San Francisco is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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