16 days in San Diego, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in San Diego, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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1
San Diego
— 5 nights
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and South Carlsbad State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Torrey Pines Gliderport. Venture out of the city with trips to Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Carlsbad (The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch & Carlsbad Village) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and kick back and relax at Coronado Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in March; daily highs in San Diego reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Oceanside Pier, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Coronado Beach
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Francisco Bay and Marin Headlands. Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio of San Francisco. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in March, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Heisler Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cove and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! (in Anaheim) and Santa Barbara (Funk Zone, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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