11 days in Santa Monica & Los Angeles Itinerary

11 days in Santa Monica & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Explore hidden gems such as Santa Monica Mountains and 26-Mile Bike Path. Relax by the water at El Matador State Beach and Carpinteria State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ventura (Ventura Harbor Village & Mission San Buenaventura) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, and get lost in a book at Ocean Park Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Santa Monica is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Santa Monica is minus 16 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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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.
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and The Broad will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Mission San Juan Capistrano and Citadel Outlets. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Newport Beach and see Newport Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stop by LA Farmers' Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection

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