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: Seattle
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Seattle

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hollywood Walk of Fame, LA Fashion District, and other attractions. Family-friendly places like Griffith Observatory and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will thrill your kids. There's more to do: look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder site .

Seattle to Los Angeles is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

7
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 La Jolla Cove and Balboa Park. For shopping fun, head to Gaslamp Quarter or Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Art Beat on Main Street in Vista--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Art Beat on Main Street, Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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