29 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

29 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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29 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 11 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Get a sense of the local culture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Laguna Beach (Richard MacDonald Fine Art & James Dilley Preserve), Newport Beach (Newport Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Palm Springs (Palm Springs Museum Trail, Palm Springs Art Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, Pasadena
Highlights from your plan
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection
Dolphin & Whale Watching

11
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Point Loma. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Shores Park and La Jolla Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail (in Borrego Springs), The Bird Watcher (in Julian) and Pamo Valley Winery (in Ramona). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears, wander the streets of Old Town Temecula, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pamo Valley Winery, Del Mar City Beach, Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail, San Clemente Municipal Golf Course, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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