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

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

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

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— Few hours
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
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 5th (Sun): admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey builder tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Bradbury Building ©
Bradbury Building

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

LEGOLAND California, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

10
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Old Mission Santa Barbara (in Santa Barbara). Explore Los Angeles further: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Old Mission Santa Barbara
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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