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

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

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

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Cebu City, Philippines to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Cebu City to San Francisco. When traveling from Cebu City in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego trip builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. November in San Diego sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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