8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Orlando, Florida

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, then have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Orlando to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then stop by Bergamot Station, and then examine the collection at The Grammy Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then browse the exhibits of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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