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

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

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

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Musee Mecanique and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, and don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at The Getty Center, then browse the different shops at The Grove, then stop by Hollywood & Highland, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Grove ©
The Grove

2
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.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in San Diego hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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