10 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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10 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Omaha

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Amoeba Music. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Space for Photography, browse the different shops at The Grove, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary builder tool .

Omaha to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Omaha to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Change things up with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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