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

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

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Route & dates

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and California Academy of Sciences. Bring the kids along to Marin Headlands and Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg), Santa Cruz (Natural Bridges State Beach & Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk) and Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In March, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Wine Tours & Tastings, Marin Headlands, Shark Fin Cove, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ©
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like South Carlsbad State Beach and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Galleta Meadows (in Borrego Springs). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, South Carlsbad State Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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