6 days in Tucson & San Diego Itinerary

6 days in Tucson & San Diego Itinerary

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6 days in Tucson & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Tucson
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Tucson

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum Tucson, and then cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Tucson. In July, plan for daily highs up to 97°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Children's Museum Tucson ©
Children's Museum Tucson
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Tucson to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tucson in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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