15 days in San Diego & Tampa Itinerary

15 days in San Diego & Tampa Itinerary

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15 days in San Diego & Tampa Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Tampa
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

6
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.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego travel planning site .

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Coronado Public Library
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

8
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key), Sarasota (Detwiler's Farm Market & Le Macaron) and Legoland Florida Resort (in Winter Haven). Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Thu) at Adventure Island. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clearwater Beach, stop by Candy Kitchen, admire the majestic nature at Fort De Soto Park, and soothe aching muscles at Thrive Yoga and Fitness.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampa trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Tampa by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in July; daily highs in Tampa reach 91°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Clearwater, Sarasota, Siesta Beach, Candy Kitchen, Legoland Florida Resort
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

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