9 days in United States & Ensenada Itinerary

9 days in United States & Ensenada Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
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San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  30 h
2
Santa Barbara, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Diego, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  13 h 30 min
4
Ensenada, Mexico
— 1 day
Drive:  14 h
5
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: San Antonio, United States

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Chinatown, Lombard Street, Muir Woods National Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, then wander the streets of Chinatown, and finally get interesting insight from Blue & Gold Fleet.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In April in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Barbara, United States

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Urban Wine Trail, Funk Zone, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): go sightseeing with Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, make a trip to Funk Zone, then awaken your taste buds at Urban Wine Trail, then admire the majestic nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, and finally take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Urban Wine Trail ©
Urban Wine Trail
Funk Zone ©
Funk Zone

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San Diego, United States

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.
Gaslamp Quarter has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in April since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ensenada.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. Zipline has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then don't miss a visit to First Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ensenada online trip maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Ensenada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ensenada

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Zipline
First Street ©
First Street

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ensenada to Los Angeles by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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