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: Louisville
Fly:  8​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Louisville

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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Louisville to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to San Diego is minus 3 hours. In October, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Louisville - with highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, San Francisco is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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