8 days in San Diego & Palm Springs Itinerary

8 days in San Diego & Palm Springs Itinerary

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8 days in San Diego & Palm Springs Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Denver

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Promenade at Pacific Beach as well as Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Visit Point Loma and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip maker .

Denver to San Diego is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Popular historic sites such as Indian Canyons and Sunnylands are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Canyon and Desert Willow Golf Resort. There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Escena Golf Club, hike along Bump and Grind Trail, and admire the striking features of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in March: highs in Palm Springs hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Sunnylands
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Canyon ©
Palm Canyon
Sunnylands ©
Sunnylands

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