8 days in Sacramento & San Diego Itinerary

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Sacramento — 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 17th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Park, admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, take an in-depth tour of California State Capitol Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally examine the collection at Old Sacramento. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail, then get to know the resident critters at Sacramento Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sacramento route maker app.

Seattle to Sacramento is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 5 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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego online route planner.

You can fly from Sacramento to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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