7 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

Shanghai
Fly:  17​h
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Shanghai

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Shanghai, China to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Shanghai to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Shanghai, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
day
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 2nd (Thu): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip tool

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park

3
days
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 nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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