San Diego Itinerary 6 Days

Attractions to Visit in San Diego in 6 Days

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Itinerary for 6 Days in San Diego

Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego is a home for extensive beaches which makes it perfect for a getaway vacation. The mild year-round climate attracts numerous tourists. The Culture of San Diego is a mixture of Mexican, American and Spanish ethnicity which makes San Diego a vibrant and colorful city. A heaven for all the beer lovers, it is popularly known as the beer capital of America. Explore the city of beaches with this San Diego Itinerary 6 days:

What to do in San Diego for 6 Days?

Day 1 of San Diego Itinerary 

Start your day with a visit to the Balbao park to have a glimpse of the various museums, attractions and gardens there or you can also visit the San Diego zoo to have an up close personal experience with the animals and get a view of the zoo from the aerial tram.

Head to the Petco park to experience the legacy of baseball at the home stadium of the San Diego Padres.

Spend your afternoon at the Disneyland reviving your childhood and watching your favorite fairy tales come alive. Give a perfect end to your day by a peaceful walk at the Mission Beach Broadwalk.

Day 2 of San Diego Itinerary

Have a nice breakfast with a view of the beach at Hotel Del Coronado. Head to the Old town San Diego, a state historic park and presidio park. You can also visit the Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala, the first Franciscan in the Californias and get a look at the brief history of California.

Spend your evening shopping at the very renowned shopping centers such as the old town’s Fashion Valley shopping center or the Las Americas premium outlet, a shopping mall located on the Mexican-US border.

Spend a perfect night at the Mission beach where you have a lot of activities to do and a plethora of bars making the nightlife there sparkling.

Day 3 of San Diego Itinerary

Visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego in the morning to get a sight of the large collection of historic sea vessels there. You can head to the New Children’s Museum which offers you some really interesting activities for kids.

Spend the most beautiful evening of your life at the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and get a stunning view of the sunset.

Head to the Gaslamp Quarter to experience its energetic nightlife.

Day 4 of San Diego Itinerary

Pay homage to the heroes of war by visiting the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Your 6 days, 5 nights in San Diego will go in vain if you don’t shop at the seaport village.

After having a meal there, head to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then get an evening view of the harbor and skyline of San Diego.

Have tasty wine along with dinner at the Bernardo Winery, California’s oldest winery.

Day 5 of San Diego Itinerary

Give your morning a fresh start by a visit to the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and overlook the Torry Pines state beach with a view of diverse flora and fauna.

You can also visit the Reuben H Fleet Science Center which has planetariums, several exhibits like the interactive tornado exhibit and the Heikoff Dome theater.

The Birch Aquarium at Scripps has over 3000 animals and 380 animal species and is a must visit in your 6 days trip to San Diego. Have a chilled beer at the end of your day at the Green flash Brewing company.

Day 6 of San Diego Itinerary

Start your morning with the Rocks, Rips and Reefs tour at the Shell beach while enjoying the rare view of harbor seals at the beach.

Head to the Heritage Park Victorian Village afterward and get a glimpse of Victorian style vintage homes.

Make your afternoon an educational experience by visiting the USS Midway Museum and the Santa Fe Depot. Do not skip the Old Town Model Railroad Depot which houses the 1950s themed village with a miniature railway running through the village.

Spend the last evening of your 6 days trip to San Diego by shopping at the Westfield Horton Plaza.

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Getting Around in San Diego

The best way to explore San Diego is on foot. But don’t hesitate to avail of public transport, as the city has excellent transport network. You can also hire a bike or a car, or even take a taxi to get around San Diego.

Tours and Activities in San Diego for 6 days

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Best Hotels in San Diego for 6 Day Trip

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With Less Days in Hand

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With More Days in Hand

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