10 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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10 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego day trip site .

Kansas City to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away).

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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