8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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Zoo
San Diego Zoo
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Playground
Balboa Park
4.8

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Must see
Disneyland Park
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Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park
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Ride / Activity
Radiator Springs Racers
4.6

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Anaheim to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in January, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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