7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim journey builder website .

Minneapolis to Anaheim is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Anaheim. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 75°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego travel site .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in March, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
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.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in March since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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