57 days in San Marcos, Wakarusa & San Francisco Itinerary

57 days in San Marcos, Wakarusa & San Francisco Itinerary

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57 days in San Marcos, Wakarusa & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  1​h
1
San Marcos
— 17 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Wakarusa
— 18 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 19 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Diego

17
nights
San Marcos

San Marcos ©
San Marcos is a city in the North County region of San Diego County in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Slot Canyon and Rams Hill Golf Club. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coronado Beach and Swami's Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Marcos: Julian (Julian Cider Mill & Eagle and High Peak Mine), Borrego Springs (Borrego Art Institute, Santa Rosa Mountains, & more) and Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery (in Ramona). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, examine the collection at Imperial Valley Desert Museum, kick back and relax at Moonlight State Beach, and tee off at Palm Royale Country Club.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Marcos online itinerary planner .

San Diego to San Marcos is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December in San Marcos, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wakarusa.

Things to do in San Marcos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, Escondido, Encinitas, Newport Beach, Julian
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

18
nights
Wakarusa

Wakarusa ©
Wakarusa is a town in Harrison and Olive townships in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. Family-friendly places like Silver Beach County Park and Air Zoo will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Village at Winona and Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Wakarusa side-trips: Middlebury (Pumpkinvine Nature Trail & Krider Nurseries World's Fair Gardens), Mid-America Windmill Museum (in Kendallville) and Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site (in Rome City). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Monon Connection Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Adams Mill, admire the masterpieces at James Dean Gallery, and hit the slopes at Bittersweet Ski Resort.

Before you visit Wakarusa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from San Marcos to Wakarusa with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Marcos in January: high temperatures in Wakarusa hover around 31°F and lows are around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wakarusa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marshall, Auburn, Saint Joseph, Peru, Fairmount
Highlights from your plan
Wakarusa Dime Store ©
Wakarusa Dime Store
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

19
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pescadero State Beach and Castello di Amorosa. Attractions like Bodega Head and Pomponio State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Half Moon Bay (Pescadero State Beach, Gray Whale Cove State Beach, & more). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wakarusa to San Francisco. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Wakarusa to San Francisco. Traveling from Wakarusa in January, expect San Francisco to be warmer, temps between 59°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Sacramento, Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©

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