11 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

11 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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11 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: San Diego

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Marston House Museum. Step out of San Diego to go to Oceanside and see Oceanside Pier, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Jolla Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning app .

In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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