25 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

25 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

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25 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
Anaheim
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Diego
— 9 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Sydney

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get curious at California Science Center, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

6
days
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knott's Berry Farm. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Laguna Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Have a day of magic on the 30th (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure City. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, and look for gifts at The Packing House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip builder .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Knott's Berry Farm, Laguna Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney
Downtown Disney

8
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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Change things up with a short trip to LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad (about 40 minutes away). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and stroll through La Jolla Shores Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in October: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 12th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

LEGOLAND California, Niederfrank's Ice Cream
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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