8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

1
night
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 8th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary builder tool .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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