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

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
San Diego
— 3 nights


San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online attractions planner.

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

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 12th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
Theme Parks
Side Trip
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San Diego — 3 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in San Diego hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games
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California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.