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

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

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

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Budapest

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Popular historic sites such as Twin Peaks and Jack London State Historic Park are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Moone Tsai Winery & Modus Operandi Cellars) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, cast your line with a fishing tour, shop like a local with Union Square, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder website .

Budapest, Hungary to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Budapest to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Wine Tours & Tastings, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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