13 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

13 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

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13 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

6
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.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Downtown Disney (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at California Science Center, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Downtown Disney
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Stratosphere Tower. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
The Strip ©
The Strip

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