12 days in Los Angeles, Phoenix & Central Arizona & San Diego Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles, Phoenix & Central Arizona & San Diego Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

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London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Nightlife

Phoenix

— 4 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Explore hidden gems such as Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center and Phoenix Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Hole in the Rock and Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area. Step out of Phoenix with an excursion to Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ in Gilbert--about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours and gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co..

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phoenix trip builder website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Shores Park and Windansea Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, wander the streets of Little Italy, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

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You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to San Diego is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

On the 4th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then explore the landscape on two wheels at 26-Mile Bike Path, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses