12 days in Los Angeles & San Luis Obispo Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & San Luis Obispo Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Luis Obispo
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Madame Tussauds Hollywood and Petersen Automotive Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and LA Farmers' Market. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, take an in-depth tour of Skirball Cultural Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection.

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New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. While traveling from New York City, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo

— 6 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Greenspace Creekside Reserve and Ephraim Pottery West Gallery. Shop till you drop at Amphora Gallery and Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from San Luis Obispo: Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon), Paso Robles (Halter Ranch Vineyard, Tablas Creek Vineyard, &more) and Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove, take in the dramatic natural features at Bishop Peak, take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips