17 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Disney Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Disney Itinerary

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17 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Disney Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Disney
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: San Jose

10
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and The Nethercutt Collection. Explore hidden gems such as Mission San Juan Capistrano and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mission San Buenaventura (in Ventura), Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria) and Newport Beach (Newport Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huntington Dog Beach, and learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Pasadena, Carpinteria State Beach
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Disney.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

2
nights
Disney

Disney ©
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park and Shangri-La. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zena Suri Alpacas and Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park. The adventure continues: take in the history at Cabin Creek Battlefield and see the interesting displays at Afton Station.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Disney online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Disney. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Disney. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect nights in Disney to be much colder, around 31°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 50°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Disney

Outdoors Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Afton, Zena Suri Alpacas, Cabin Creek Battlefield, Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park
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