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

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

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

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Dallas

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and then look for gifts at Union Square. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then have fun and explore at The Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planner.

Dallas to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to San Francisco. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 72°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Union Square ©
Union Square

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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, then listen to music at Third Street Promenade, and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 81°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

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Santa Monica
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Las Americas Premium Outlets, then contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and then browse the different shops at Fashion Valley.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego custom trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Historic Sites
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Las Americas Premium Outlets ©
Las Americas Premium Outlets
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site
San Diego Bay Walk ©
San Diego Bay Walk

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