59 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

59 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

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59 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 55 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

55
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Bothe-Napa State Park (in Calistoga), Santa Rosa (Safari West & Pepperwood Preserve) and Moss Landing (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, Bodega Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, Aptos
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego online holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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