16 days in San Diego, Long Beach & Anaheim Itinerary

16 days in San Diego, Long Beach & Anaheim Itinerary

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16 days in San Diego, Long Beach & Anaheim Itinerary

Start: Anaheim
Drive:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Long Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Anaheim
— 9 nights
End: Anaheim

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Italy, Embarcadero, Old Town San Diego, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Oceanside Pier and Carlsbad Village. There's more to do: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip site .

Anaheim to San Diego is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Carlsbad Village
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

3
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
You've now added Downtown Long Beach to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Long Beach road trip planning site .

Drive from San Diego to Long Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toAnaheim.

Things to do in Long Beach

Neighborhoods Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Long Beach ©
Downtown Long Beach
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific

9
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anaheim Convention Center, Victoria Beach, Main Beach, and other attractions you added. Head to The Lego Store and Irvine Spectrum Centerfor plenty of shopping. Have a day of magic on the 30th (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and browse the different shops at Anaheim GardenWalk.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in October: highs in Anaheim hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Irvine, The Lab Anti-Mall
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Lego Store ©
The Lego Store
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

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