13 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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13 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

7
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.
You've added Pacific Beach, Embarcadero, Coronado Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Popular historic sites such as Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, admire all the interesting features of Torrey Pines Gliderport, contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum, and partake in some friendly competition at Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In November, San Diego is a bit warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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 Melrose Trading Post or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Third Street Promenade, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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