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: 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Grove and Disneyland Park. Shop till you drop at Amoeba Music and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Place, Montana Avenue, & more). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums 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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