8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder tool.

Chicago to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 9th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, walk around Golden Gate Park, and steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · 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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