10 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Grove. Head to Amoeba Music and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Santa Monica Place.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
On the 14th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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