9 days in St. George, Riverside & San Diego Itinerary

9 days in St. George, Riverside & San Diego Itinerary

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9 days in St. George, Riverside & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  3​h
1
St. George
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h
2
Riverside
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
St. George

St. George ©
St. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pioneer Park and Thunder Junction All Abilities Park. Explore hidden gems such as Zion Rock & Mountain Guides and Watchman Trail. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Temple, contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden, and examine the collection at St. George Children's Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. George tour planner.

Salt Lake City to St. George is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, things will get a bit warmer in St. George: highs are around 83°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Riverside.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Watchman Trail, Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
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Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park
St. George Children's Museum ©
St. George Children's Museum
Thunder Junction All Abilities Park ©

1
night
Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. On the 26th (Sun), appreciate the history behind World's Largest Paper Cup, then admire the natural beauty at University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens, and then find something for the whole family at Castle Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Riverside trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from St. George to Riverside in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Riverside can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Riverside

Theme Parks Parks
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Castle Park ©
Castle Park
World's Largest Paper Cup ©
World's Largest Paper Cup

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Step out of San Diego to go to Carlsbad and see South Carlsbad State Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: stroll through Windansea Beach, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, explore the engaging exhibits at The New Children's Museum, and kick back and relax at Coronado Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Riverside to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Riverside in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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