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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, browse the different shops at The Grove, and view the masterpieces at Otis College of Art and Design Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks
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Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Centerfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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