8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California planner

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Borrego Springs
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Diego journey planner.

Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Borrego Springs

— 1 night
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and then surround yourself with nature on California Overland Desert Excursions.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Borrego Springs travel website.

Getting from San Diego to Borrego Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Borrego Springs: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, then make a trip to Rodeo Drive, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and finally wander the streets of Robertson Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Bergamot Station, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker app.

Drive from Borrego Springs to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, tram, and train. Traveling from Borrego Springs in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.