8 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 4 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to The Barlow in Sebastopol, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, shop like a local with Union Square, and look for gifts at Molinari Delicatessen.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning website.

Richmond to San Francisco is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Richmond in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sebastopol, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Asian Art Museum ©
Asian Art Museum

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to South Carlsbad State Beach and Seaport Village. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online tour planner.

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 56°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, South Carlsbad State Beach
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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