8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Coronado Island. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Petco Park, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Coronado Island
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Petco Park

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