8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

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Birmingham to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in November, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, shop like a local with The Grove, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego holiday planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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