5 days in San Diego & West Palm Beach Itinerary

5 days in San Diego & West Palm Beach Itinerary

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1
San Diego
— 3 nights
2
West Palm Beach
— 1 night

3
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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online travel route planner.

Fort Lauderdale to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego is minus 3 hours. In July, San Diego is little chillier than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
West Palm Beach

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Norton Museum of Art, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Habatat Galleries, thenidentify plant and animal life at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Palm Beach road trip planning website.

You can fly from San Diego to West Palm Beach in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get somewhat warmer in West Palm Beach: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Norton Museum of Art ©
Norton Museum of Art

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