10 days in San Diego & Anaheim Itinerary

10 days in San Diego & Anaheim Itinerary

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San Diego
— 8 nights
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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San Diego — 8 nights

America's Finest City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Seattle to San Diego is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in December, you will find days in San Diego are much warmer (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (12°C). You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Anaheim.
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Side Trips
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Anaheim — 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim road trip site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Theme Parks
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