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: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Black's Beach. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: stroll through San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and savor the flavors at Niederfrank's.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego attractions planning website .

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in April, with highs in San Diego at 70°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Getty Center. For shopping fun, head to Montana Avenue or Bergamot Station. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online attractions planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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