23 days in Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

23 days in Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

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23 days in Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 19 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

19
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Runyon Canyon Park, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood Bowl Museum, and other attractions. Appreciate the collections at Griffith Observatory and Palm Springs Art Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Newport Beach and Moonlight State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Del Mar (Del Mar City Beach & Dog Beach) and Salt Creek Beach (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town Temecula, immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, trek along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, and stroll through Seal Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Palm Springs, Oceanside, Encinitas, Del Mar
Highlights from your plan
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You've now added Ocean Avenue to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through South Bay Bicycle Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Santa Monica Place, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then learn about all things military at U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica travel planner .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum ©
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

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