10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hermosa Beach
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: New York City

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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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 55°F. You will leave for Santa Monica on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Monica State Beach and Zuma Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like El Matador State Beach and Santa Monica Pier. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through South Bay Bicycle Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive, and look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

Plan my day in Santa Monica using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Mulholland Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

2
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sherman Library & Gardens, stroll through Corona Del Mar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Little Corona Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Laguna Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corona Del Mar State Beach ©
Corona Del Mar State Beach
Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego route planner.

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Hermosa Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach ©
Hermosa Beach is a beachfront city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, then kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, then take in the waterfront at Hermosa Beach Pier, and finally stroll around Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Hermosa Beach road trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Hermosa Beach in 2.5 hours. November in Hermosa Beach sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hermosa Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rancho Palos Verdes, Torrance Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

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