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

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

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

Start: Springfield
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Springfield

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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Springfield to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Springfield in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder app .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip 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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 59°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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