22 days in Lancaster & San Diego Itinerary

22 days in Lancaster & San Diego Itinerary

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Lancaster

— 6 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, take in the views from Wooddale Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Birmingham Hill, and steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lancaster day trip planning app.

San Diego to Lancaster is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for little chillier nights in Lancaster, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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San Diego

— 15 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Anaheim (Radiator Springs Racers, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, &more) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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

Traveling by flight from Lancaster to San Diego takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lancaster to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lancaster in May, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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