23 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & Anaheim Itinerary

23 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & Anaheim Itinerary

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23 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & Anaheim Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  21 h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Anaheim
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  21 h
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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planning website .

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. Traveling from Doha to San Diego, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Doha, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, LEGOLAND California
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Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

11
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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Camera Obscura & Santa Monica Pier Aquarium). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, engage your brain at California Science Center, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation planning website .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Pacific Marine Mammal Center will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Temecula), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Balboa Island (in Newport Beach). Have a day of magic on the 28th (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Cathedral, and wander the streets of Little Arabia District.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim travel planning app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In April, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Tours Parks

Side Trips

Christ Cathedral, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Wine Tours & Tastings, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Balboa Island
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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