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

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

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

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

2
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 19th (Fri): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

14
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 Ghirardelli Square. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma), Wine Country Chocolates (in Glen Ellen) and Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings, Oxbow Public Market, & more). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stop by Green Apple Books, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Wine Country Chocolates, Petaluma Seed Bank, Sonoma Plaza
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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