8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  9​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
New York City

3
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 32 minutes away). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planning site .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Los Angeles is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disney California Adventure Park
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Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 7th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip planner .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

2
days
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 10th (Fri): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego visit website .

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of tram and train. In August, daytime highs in San Diego are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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