18 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

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18 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
Anaheim
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Camarillo Premium Outlets and Santa Monica Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Bart's Books (in Ojai), Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Third Street Promenade, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stop by Amoeba Music.

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London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Bart's Books, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
days
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Desert Hills Premium Outlets and Mission San Juan Capistrano. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Crystal Cove and Laguna Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: Cabazon Outlets (in Cabazon) and Buy Hand - Laguna Beach (in Laguna Beach). Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sun) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and hunt for treasures at Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market.

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Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. July in Anaheim sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Cabazon, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seaport Village and Carlsbad State Beach. USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

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Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: highs in San Diego hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Island, Carlsbad State Beach
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

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