6 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

6 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California visit planner

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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 17th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters 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 the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip site.

Tampa to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to San Diego is minus 3 hours. January in San Diego sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums