4 days in Carlsbad & San Diego Itinerary

4 days in Carlsbad & San Diego Itinerary

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4 days in Carlsbad & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Carlsbad
1
Carlsbad
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Carlsbad

1
day
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Carlsbad State Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Carlsbad. March in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Oceanside
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Marston House Museum, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then take in the waterfront at Embarcadero, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

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Traveling by car from Carlsbad to San Diego takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Carlsbad in March, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Marston House Museum ©
Marston House Museum

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