12 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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12 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  26​h
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Dubai

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Diego is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get little chillier in San Diego: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Santa Monica Farmers Market or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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