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

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

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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Shores Park and Windansea Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). The adventure continues: stroll through Pacific Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, wander the streets of Little Italy, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Let the collections at Petersen Automotive Museum and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita capture your imagination. The Broad and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take an in-depth tour of Skirball Cultural Center.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Broad ©
The Broad

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Lands End and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Museum-lovers will get to explore Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Mavericks in Half Moon Bay--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and admire the landmark architecture of The Jimi Hendrix House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Lands End ©
Lands End
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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