11 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

11 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

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San Diego
— 9 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego

— 9 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Point Loma and La Jolla Shores Park. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Encinitas (San Diego Botanic Garden & Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens). The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, deepen your understanding at Torrey Pines Gliderport, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planning app.

Harrisburg to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Harrisburg in February: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, then learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online vacation planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips