8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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


San Francisco

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 nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In March, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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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 somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then have fun at Balboa Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.