15 days in San Diego, Anaheim & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in San Diego, Anaheim & San Francisco Itinerary

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15 days in San Diego, Anaheim & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Moonlight Beach State Park. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through La Jolla Shores Park, and kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online attractions planner .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Moonlight Beach State Park, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mission San Juan Capistrano and Montanez Adobe. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Anaheim hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

San Juan Capistrano, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Victoria Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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 Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goat Rock Beach and Patrick Amiot. There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Anaheim to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Anaheim in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Goat Rock Beach, Bodega Dunes, Patrick Amiot, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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