8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Westminster
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Westminster.

Things to do in San Diego

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

1
night
Westminster

Westminster ©
Westminster is a city in Orange County, California.HistoryWestminster was founded in 1870 by Rev. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Saigon. On the 21st (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Asian Garden Mall, then take a stroll through Little Saigon, and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam War Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Westminster trip builder website .

You can drive from San Diego to Westminster in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Westminster when traveling from San Diego in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Westminster

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Little Saigon ©
Little Saigon
Vietnam War Memorial ©
Vietnam War Memorial
Asian Garden Mall ©
Asian Garden Mall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Westminster to Los Angeles in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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