7 days in San Diego & Anaheim Itinerary

7 days in San Diego & Anaheim Itinerary

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7 days in San Diego & Anaheim Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  12​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Salt Lake City

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Spanish Village Art Center. Change things up with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning website .

Salt Lake City to San Diego is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in November: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Newport Beach and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, then kick back and relax at Crystal Cove, and then look for gifts at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in November, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Build-A-Bear Workshop ©
Build-A-Bear Workshop

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