8 days in Philadelphia & California Itinerary

8 days in Philadelphia & California Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and then test your team's savvy at Expedition Escape! - Escape Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, then gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and finally wander the streets of Boathouse Row.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Longwood Gardens ©
Fountain
Longwood Gardens
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

Plan trip to San Diego with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Philadelphia to San Diego by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in December, with highs in San Diego at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
Zoo
San Diego Zoo
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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.
On the 29th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, shop like a local with The Grove, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
The Getty Center ©
Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 31st (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Chinatown, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco journey app.

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 December, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Exploratorium ©
Science Museum
Exploratorium
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