We booked our tickets (couple) last midnight and have until midnight to change! Our reservations are currently to arrive Sun night, the 5th, in San Diego… return ticket reserved out of San Francisco Thursday, Oct 16. However, we are able to change our return ticket to LAX and aren't sure what to do.
We want to start in San Diego because we're hoping the weather will allow us to enjoy some beach time. We're planning on la jolla, coronado,oceanside, encenitas, Laguna Beach, etc… maybe Venice, Hermosa, etc (first question.. WILL we have beach weather and be able to enjoy the pacific at this time and in LA also?) I ask that because we originally thought we would take our time and go up as far as maybe Santa Barbara and just focus on Southern California… and since we can still change our return, it's an option.
However, when looking & booking we became ambitious & think we would like to go all the way up to SF. We've both been to LA, so we don't need to spend too much, if any, time there. We do want to maximize the beginning part of trip in Southern Cal & then maybe second half to explore the beautiful scenery to SF.
Because we're on a tight schedule before departure (haven't booked any lodging yet!) we want to be sure this trip is doable, without just driving through and not enjoying. We would LOVE a suggested itinerary (with driving distance & instructions) for each day from Santa Barabra to SF. We feel we only need 2-3 days in SF and so if we could get some input on how long, route to take & suggested sites from SB to SF it would really help. I think this is the most intimidating part of including this in our trip as every website suggests different routes and lengths of time. We're thinking to arrive in SF Mon or early Tues, Oct14… since we leave midday Thursday.
ANY & ALL suggestions would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU.