11 days in San Diego, Lake Tahoe Area & Los Angeles Itinerary

11 days in San Diego, Lake Tahoe Area & Los Angeles Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Batiquitos Lagoon, and then browse the different shops at Cedros Design District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Del Mar City Beach, then kick back and relax at Torrey Pines State Beach, then stroll through Windansea Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip tool.

Quito, Ecuador to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Quito in December, San Diego is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Diego

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Batiquitos Lagoon ©
Batiquitos Lagoon
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Del Mar City Beach ©
Del Mar City Beach

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Visit St Theresa Catholic Church and Genoa Cemetery for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals and Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters. Venture out of the city with trips to Grover Hot Springs State Park (in Markleeville) and Secret Cove Beach (in Incline Village). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ski Butlers South Lake Tahoe, get a taste of the local shopping with Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Wyland Galleries, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rabe Meadows.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planner.

Fly from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 8°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

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Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals ©
Grover Hot Springs State Park ©
Grover Hot Springs State Park
St Theresa Catholic Church ©
St Theresa Catholic Church

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Visit Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Seal Beach and Corona Del Mar State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa to see South Coast Plaza about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, look for gifts at The Last Bookstore, shop like a local with Annenberg Space for Photography, and steep yourself in history at Angels Flight Railway.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills ©
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Corona Del Mar State Beach ©
Corona Del Mar State Beach

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