6 days in Huntington Beach & San Diego Itinerary

6 days in Huntington Beach & San Diego Itinerary

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6 days in Huntington Beach & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Huntington Beach
1
Huntington Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Huntington Beach

2
nights
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Explore Huntington Beach's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente). There's lots more to do: partake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo, kick back and relax at Huntington Dog Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Four Sons Brewing, and take in the waterfront at Huntington Beach Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Huntington Beach trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Huntington Beach. September in Huntington Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, San Clemente Pier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, then pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Huntington Beach to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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