20 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

20 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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20 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

16
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Avila Adobe. The Getty Center and Craft & Folk Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Skyrose Chapel (in Whittier). Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Hammer Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Ice House Canyon Trail, Dale Bros. Brewery
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, shop like a local with Africa and Beyond, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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