7 days in San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

7 days in San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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7 days in San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

3
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

New Orleans to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, San Diego is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

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. Traveling from San Diego in May, San Francisco is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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