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

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

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Ellen Browning Scripps Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for slightly colder nights in San Francisco, with lows around 53°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips