8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Vancouver

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour website .

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver in December, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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