8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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 historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

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

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

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

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 28th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in San Diego are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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