9 days in San Diego & Irvine Itinerary

9 days in San Diego & Irvine Itinerary

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9 days in San Diego & Irvine Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Irvine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Diego

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gaslamp Quarter, LEGOLAND California and USS Midway Museum. Explore hidden gems such as La Jolla Shores Park and Carlsbad Village. Kids will enjoy South Carlsbad State Beach and SeaWorld San Diego. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Diego. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Irvine.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carlsbad, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

3
nights
Irvine

Irvine ©
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Pretend City Children's Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), stroll through Santa Monica State Beach and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Ponte Winery, then learn about winemaking at Wiens Family Cellars - Winery, and then do a tasting at Leoness Cellars.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Irvine day trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Irvine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Irvine can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Irvine

#Museums, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Temecula, Santa Monica State Beach, The Getty Villa
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The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Wiens Family Cellars - Winery ©
Wiens Family Cellars - Winery

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