9 days in San Diego & Anaheim Itinerary

9 days in San Diego & Anaheim Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner

Make it your trip
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Family-friendly places like USS Midway Museum and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will thrill your kids. Let the collections at Spanish Village Art Center and Africa and Beyond capture your imagination. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, pick up some local products at Liberty Public Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disneyland Park to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park, take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery, and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then get engrossed in the history at Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim online vacation maker.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Anaheim sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips