7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

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

3
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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Children's Pool. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip tool .

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego. Traveling from New York City in December, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Travel Town Museum. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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