15 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

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San Diego
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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.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lands End and West Cliff Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Line Arts (in Roseville), Mill Valley (Dipsea Trail & Muir Woods National Monument) and Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & American River Bicycle Trail). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridges State Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Palm Springs to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Point Loma. Head to Seaport Village and Cousin's Candy Shopsfor some retail therapy. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Pacific Beach, take in the views from Coronado Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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