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

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

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

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Third Street Promenade and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Relax by the water at Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Bart's Books (in Ojai). Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at The Grove, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and stop by The Original Farmers Market.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker app

Glasgow, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Bart's Books, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Ventura Harbor Village
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Shores Park and Carlsbad State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seaport Village and LEGOLAND California. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planning tool

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Moonlight State Beach
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and The Chefs' Olive Mixfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at California State Railroad Museum and Sebastopol Center For the Arts capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Oxbow Public Market (in Napa) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder app

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Francisco, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Castello di Amorosa, Oxbow Public Market, Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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