11 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Calgary

5
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Citadel Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like The Getty Center and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at California Science Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner.

Calgary, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Calgary - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Jolla Cove and SeaWorld San Diego. Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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