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: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

4
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.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Shores Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Escondido to see San Diego Zoo Safari Park about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary builder website .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary tool .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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