12 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Marina del Rey Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Marina del Rey Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Marina del Rey Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Marina del Rey
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disney California Adventure Park, California Science Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday builder app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disney California Adventure Park
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Monica trip builder site .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in January, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums

Side Trip

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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2
nights
Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey ©
Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community and census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Redondo Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Beach, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Jurassic Technology.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marina del Rey trip itinerary builder website .

Marina del Rey is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Marina del Rey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rancho Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Redondo Beach
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Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Museum of Jurassic Technology ©
Museum of Jurassic Technology

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