15 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

7
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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