46 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

46 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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46 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 21 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 24 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

21
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: Julian (inaja Memorial Picnic Sight, California Wolf Center, & more), Carlsbad (LEGOLAND California & The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum) and San Vicente Golf Course (in Ramona). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Julian, Carlsbad, Coronado, Borrego Springs, Heisler Park
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

24
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in May, with lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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