11 days in Los Angeles & Phoenix Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & Phoenix Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Phoenix
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Camarillo Premium Outlets and Old Town Spice & Tea Merchantsfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Crystal Cove and Carpinteria State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: San Juan Capistrano (Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano & Mission San Juan Capistrano), Old Town Temecula (in Temecula) and Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town Scottsdale. Do some cultural sightseeing at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Phoenix hover around 105°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips