10 days in West Coast Itinerary

10 days in West Coast Itinerary

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10 days in West Coast Itinerary

Detroit
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
Detroit

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner .

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Detroit in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 25th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

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Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
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Getty Center The Publications

3
days
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
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SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park
Balboa Park

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