2 days in Catalina Island & San Diego Itinerary

2 days in Catalina Island & San Diego Itinerary

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2 days in Catalina Island & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
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Avalon
— Few hours
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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Avalon

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden and then head off the coast to Catalina Island Conservancy.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Avalon online route builder .

Los Angeles to Avalon is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of tram and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Avalon at 77°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden ©
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, and train from Avalon to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Avalon in July, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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