7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City


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 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning app .

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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