33 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

33 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

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33 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 28 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

28
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Tule Elk Preserve (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Santa Rosa (Safari West & Pepperwood Preserve). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Bodega Bay, Moss Landing, Moss Beach, Sunol
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego visit planning website .

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in San Diego hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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