4 days in San Diego & Oceanside Itinerary

4 days in San Diego & Oceanside Itinerary

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4 days in San Diego & Oceanside Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Oceanside
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning site .

San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oceanside.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Coronado Public Library
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Oceanside

Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Oceanside Indoor Skydiving, then enjoy the sand and surf at Harbor Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oceanside road trip app .

You can drive from San Diego to Oceanside in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oceanside, with lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oceanside

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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