14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 1 night
2
Encinitas
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 8 nights

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes San Diego Sand Castles, La Jolla Cove and Gaslamp Quarter. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, pick up some new knowledge with San Diego Sand Castles, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary builder tool.

Albuquerque to San Diego is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, you will find days in San Diego are colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Encinitas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
San Diego Bay Walk ©
San Diego Bay Walk
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
nights
Encinitas

Encinitas ©
Encinitas is a beach city in the North County area of San Diego County, California. You've now added Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Lazy Acres Encinitas, get lost in a book at Encinitas Library, stroll through Annie's Canyon Trail, then identify plant and animal life at San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, then appreciate the history behind Magic Carpet Ride sculpture, and finally admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Encinitas trip maker app.

You can drive from San Diego to Encinitas in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Encinitas are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Encinitas

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Annie's Canyon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Solterra Winery ©
Solterra Winery
Annie's Canyon Trail ©
Annie's Canyon Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building and then wander the streets of Downtown Huntington Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Orange County Coast, then immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Historic Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Getting from Encinitas to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Encinitas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Huntington Beach, Ocean Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Historic Park ©
Will Rogers State Historic Park
Bradbury Building ©
Bradbury Building

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walking tours. Get outdoors at Mount Tamalpais State Park and Mount Diablo State Park. Historic Bob Hope Theatre and Mission Dolores will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Yountville (Goosecross Cellars & Hopper Creek Winery), Healdsburg (Breathless Sparkling Wines, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more) and Napa (O'Brien Estate Winery, Robert Biale Vineyards, &more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Schweiger Vineyards, get great views at Battery Spencer, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and get engrossed in the history at Wells Fargo Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Napa, Sausalito, St. Helena, Yountville
Highlights from your plan
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
O'Brien Estate Winery ©
O'Brien Estate Winery

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