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

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

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 5 nights
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, walk around La Jolla Shores Park, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and explore the striking landscape at Point Loma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to San Diego. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and California State Railroad Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Crocker Art Museum (in Sacramento) and The Artery (in Davis). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip builder.

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento, The Artery, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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