14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Carlsbad
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Buena Park
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

8
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 list of things to see and do now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Fleet Science Center, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Encinitas (Moonlight State Beach & Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll through Cuvier Park - The Wedding Bowl, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego trip builder app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Encinitas, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

few
hours
Carlsbad

Carlsbad
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
You've now added LEGOLAND California to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad trip builder site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Carlsbad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Carlsbad dip to 15°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Buena Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks

1
night
Buena Park

Buena Park ©
Known by locals as the "Center of the Southland," Buena Park comes alive as the home of the E-Zone area, an entertainment mecca.
You've now added Knott's Berry Farm to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Knott's Berry Farm.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Buena Park online travel planner .

Getting from Carlsbad to Buena Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlsbad in May, expect nights in Buena Park to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Buena Park

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Knott's Berry Farm ©
Knott's Berry Farm

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Buena Park. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then sample the fine beverages at Malahat Spirits.

Start your trip to San Diego by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Malahat Spirits ©
Malahat Spirits

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