21 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

21 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

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21 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dublin

13
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and SoMa. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards), Montara State Beach (in Montara) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dublin to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Helena, Muir Woods National Monument, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Point Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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