8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Diego

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Diego. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Fly from Anaheim to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Anaheim in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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