8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planner .

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In February, San Diego is much warmer than Boston - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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 18th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time 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

4
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online road trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens 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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