8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

San Francisco
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Anaheim
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + subway:  4​h
San Francisco

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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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route builder .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. March in San Francisco sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

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

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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 theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in March, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Balboa Park
Balboa Park

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 30th (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park

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