23 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

23 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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23 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 13 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

8
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Balboa Park. Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego day trip app .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

13
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.
Shop till you drop at The Grove and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, see a show at Third Street Promenade, hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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