7 days in Escondido & San Diego Itinerary

7 days in Escondido & San Diego Itinerary

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Escondido
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Escondido

— 4 nights

Hidden Treasure

Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
Your day by day itinerary now includes California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures as well as San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Get some cultural insight at Leoness Cellars and Robert Renzoni Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Europa Village Wineries & Resort and Cordiano Winery. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone Brewing, and learn about winemaking at Orfila Vineyards & Winery.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Escondido travel route website.

Ventura to Escondido is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and tram. In August, daily temperatures in Escondido can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Escondido

Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Escondido to San Diego takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and train. In August, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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