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

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

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

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
2
San Diego
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

11
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.
Get outdoors at Carpinteria State Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bart's Books and Seaside Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard), Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more) and Ventura (Ventura Harbor Village & VOM FASS Ventura). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermosa Beach Pier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ventura, Carpinteria, Malibu, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

10
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter. Visit La Jolla Shores Park and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Moonlight Beach (in Encinitas), Carlsbad (LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad State Beach, & more) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Children's Pool, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Moonlight State Beach, Coronado Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas). Dedicate the 31st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Gregorio State Beach, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

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You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Safari West, Muir Woods National Monument, Bolinas Beach, Limantour Beach, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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