5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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

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San Diego

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 · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Los Angeles

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 · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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San Francisco

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 · Nature · Shopping · Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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