19 days in Escondido, Orlando & Los Angeles Itinerary

19 days in Escondido, Orlando & Los Angeles Itinerary

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19 days in Escondido, Orlando & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h
1
Escondido
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
End: Los Angeles

6
nights
Escondido

Escondido ©
Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Windansea Beach. Kids will enjoy La Jolla Cove and Carlsbad State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Escondido side-trips: Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage (in Encinitas), La Jolla (Children's Pool, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, & more) and Galleta Meadows (in Borrego Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California and make a trip to Grand Avenue.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Escondido itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to Escondido is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in Escondido are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Escondido

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego, Carlsbad, Galleta Meadows, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Explore hidden gems such as Stetson Mansion and World of Disney. Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Sat) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: laugh and play at SeaWorld Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and look for gifts at The LEGO Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Escondido to Orlando in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Escondido to Orlando is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Escondido in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Downtown Disney and Huntington Beach Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Orlando to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Orlando to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Huntington Beach Pier, Crystal Cove, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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