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

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

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

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Oceanside Pier will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Jolla Cove, contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel route app .

Melbourne, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip app .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, San Francisco is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Bergamot Station, & more) and Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with Guitar Center, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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