8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Edmonton, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Edmonton to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Edmonton in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
On the 26th (Tue), take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can 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

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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