San Diego Itinerary 5 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 5 days in San Diego with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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5 Days in San Diego - Perfect Vacation Guide

With its undying aura of serenity, the effortless fusion of old and new-world charm, the picturesque locales, the riot of colorful neighborhoods and the energetic crowds - San Diego is one mesmerizing destination. Choosing the must visit places in San Diego when you are running short on time can be quite a tough task!

Are 5 days enough for San Diego tour?

Wondering about what to see in 5 days in San Diego ? It can be a confusing task to decide where to go in San Diego. But, 5 days are perfect to cover each corner of San Diego. You can visit popular places in San Diego, get walking tour and have local food during your vacation.

How much money for 5 days in San Diego?

The budget cost of 5 days in San Diego is USD 670. You can further save on your stays by opting for hostels and homestay. Also try to travel by public transportation whenever possible.

What to pack for San Diego 5 days vacation?

  • Carry extra battery of camera. If you are a shutterbug, carry extra memory card; those 5 days in San Diego are going to be full of moments that you would want to click!
  • Keep a journal to record your favorite moments and scribble notes!
  • Since you will be having a heavy luggage to fit your belongings for 5 days, carry a small backpack that you can use while you go sightseeing!

What to see in San Diego in 5 days?

USS Midway Museum, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, La Jolla Cove must be a part of your San Diego itinerary in 5 days! Also, you cannot afford to miss Petco Park, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Since 5 days is a comfortable time to explore the best of San Diego, you can add Mount Soledad and La Jolla Shores to your itinerary. If you are too tired running between different spots, you can take a day off from the sightseeing and relax in your room or at a nice cafe.

San Diego travel tips for first-timers

  • Book a food tour, nothing expresses the essence of San Diego like its food!
  • Take a weekend getaway, explore the nearby cities of San Diego.
  • List down the free days of the museums and try to visit them on those days to save on ticket fee.

Getting around San Diego in 5 days

You are going to be in the city for a considerable amount of time and hence it is recommended to get hang of the local transit system that will make getting around cheaper. Alternatively, you can hire a car or a bike and explore San Diego on your own, at your own pace.

Best places to eat, drink, and shop in San Diego

Eat, drink, shop repeat! You can enjoy an excellent retail therapy when in San Diego. On your 5-day trip, make sure you try out the best local delicacies as well as shop for some souvenirs to take back home.

Where to stay in San Diego for 5D4N vacation?

For a 5 day 4 nights vacation in San Diego, you can choose a vacation rental or a hotel that is conveniently located. You can score a good deal on BnB, since the stay is for a longer duration.

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