5 days in Dana Point Itinerary

5 days in Dana Point Itinerary

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5 days in Dana Point Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Dana Point
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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nights
Dana Point

Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Dana Point side-trips: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), Escondido (BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge & San Diego Zoo Safari Park) and Carlsbad (LEGOLAND California & South Carlsbad State Beach). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Dana Point Harbor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dana Strands Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dana Point road trip website .

Phoenix to Dana Point is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dana Point: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dana Point

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Escondido, Annie's Canyon Trail, Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Dana Point Harbor ©
Dana Point Harbor