9 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

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New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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