9 days in West Coast Itinerary

9 days in West Coast Itinerary

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9 days in West Coast Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  7​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
Boston

3
days
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.
Kids will enjoy La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in February; daily highs in San Diego reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Attractions like Exploratorium and Ghirardelli Square make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip site .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in February, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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