9 days in Phoenix, San Diego & Coronado Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix, San Diego & Coronado Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  15 min
3
Coronado
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hole in the Rock and Children’s Museum of Phoenix. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Piestewa Peak, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Phoenix. October in Phoenix sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

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Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock
Children’s Museum of Phoenix ©
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Piestewa Peak ©
Piestewa Peak

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Windansea Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Loma, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip app.

Getting from Phoenix to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Coronado.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach

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Coronado

Coronado ©
Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Coronado Beach, stroll through Coronado Dog Beach, and then stroll around Glorietta Bay Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Silver Strand Nature's Bridge to Discovery, stroll through Silver Strand State Beach, and then head off the coast to Coronado Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coronado day trip site.

Coronado is just a short distance from San Diego. In October, daily temperatures in Coronado can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coronado

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island
The Silver Strand Nature's Bridge to Discovery ©
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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