8 days in Tempe & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in Tempe & San Diego Itinerary

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Tempe
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San Diego
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Tempe

— 2 nights
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): head outdoors with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, then look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and then stroll around Kiwanis Park. On the next day, make a splash at Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, view the masterpieces at Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, and then stroll through KOLI Equestrian Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tempe trip builder site.

Chicago to Tempe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Tempe. While traveling from Chicago, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Tempe, ranging from highs of 106°F to lows of 85°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Tempe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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 24th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning app.

You can fly from Tempe to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tempe to San Diego. When traveling from Tempe in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks