8 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County & San Diego County Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County & San Diego County Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County & San Diego County Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Lombard Street, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 26th (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then have fun at Balboa Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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