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

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

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

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

11
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Safari West, Lawrence Hall of Science
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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