15 days in Kansas City & San Diego Itinerary

15 days in Kansas City & San Diego Itinerary

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Kansas City — 4 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Take a break from the city and head to The St. Joseph Parkway and Brush Creek Waterway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Saint Joseph (Pony Express Museum, Patee House Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, get curious at Science City, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas City Zoo, and examine the collection at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planner.

Washington DC to Kansas City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego — 10 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.
Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Windansea Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Jolla Shores Park and Crystal Cove. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Laguna Beach (Main Beach & Heisler Park), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Del Mar City Beach, stroll through Moonlight State Beach, hike along San Clemente Coastal Trail, and steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Kansas City to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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