21 days in San Diego, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

21 days in San Diego, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

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21 days in San Diego, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Doha

4
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. There's much more to do: meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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

Doha, Qatar to San Diego is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Doha in April: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

6
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Have a day of magic on the 21st (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Thu) at Disneyland Resort VIP Tours. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, let little ones run wild at Goofy's Playhouse, see Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and catch some excitement at Grizzly River Run.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

8
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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign & Santa Monica Pier Aquarium). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get curious at California Science Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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