5 days in San Diego & Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in San Diego & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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5 days in San Diego & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
San Diego, United States

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 14th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

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Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 17th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Tabaco Caguas.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Juan road trip planning site .

You can fly from San Diego to San Juan in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 4 hours. In November, San Juan is a bit warmer than San Diego - with highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, Museo del Tabaco Caguas
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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