5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Minneapolis to San Diego is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect San Diego to be warmer, temps between 69°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then kick back and relax at Original Muscle Beach, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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2
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature
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California travel guide

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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.