8 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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

3
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 Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maritime Museum of San Diego and Timken Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Diego. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in March, San Francisco is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hangar 1 Vodka
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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