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 30​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.
Attractions like La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at San Diego Zoo and Mission Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Travel Town Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for 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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