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

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

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 4 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
3
San Francisco
— 7 nights

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 appreciate attractions like SeaWorld San Diego and San Diego Zoo. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll around Cuvier Park - The Wedding Bowl, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Fantastic Race. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Ocean View Park (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

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

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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