27 days in San Diego, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

27 days in San Diego, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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27 days in San Diego, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 22 nights
End: Los Angeles

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 30th (Sat), stroll through Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning app .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the next day, wander the streets of Twin Peaks, then stroll through Fort Funston National Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Francisco, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

22
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. For shopping fun, head to Santa Monica Farmers Market or Third Street Promenade. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Place, Bergamot Station, & more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, browse the different shops at The Grove, browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Malibu, Crystal Cove, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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