21 days in Carlsbad & Tacoma Itinerary

21 days in Carlsbad & Tacoma Itinerary

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Carlsbad

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Step off the beaten path and head to Main Beach and Del Mar Race Track. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Moonlight State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Laguna Beach (Victoria Beach, Aliso Beach Park, &more), Annie's Canyon Trail (in Solana Beach) and San Clemente State Beach (in San Clemente). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cardiff State Beach, tee off at The Crossings at Carlsbad, whizz through the canopy at La Jolla Zip Zoom, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dog Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad trip itinerary site.

San Francisco to Carlsbad is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Carlsbad at 79°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Tacoma

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chihuly Bridge of Glass and Tumwater Falls Park. Get outdoors at Point Defiance Park and Discover Nature. Venture out of the city with trips to Poulsbo Historical Society and Museum (in Poulsbo), Bainbridge Island (Bloedel Reserve & Eleven Winery) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Museum of Glass, walk around Wright Park, and go on a hair-raising tour with Pretty Gritty Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tacoma trip planning tool.

Fly from Carlsbad to Tacoma in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tacoma when traveling from Carlsbad in August, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips