4 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & San Diego Itinerary

4 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & San Diego Itinerary

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4 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Santa Monica
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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San Diego
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
End: Los Angeles

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Broad. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get engrossed in the history at Skirball Cultural Center, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Broad ©
The Broad
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planner.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Greystone Mansion and Park
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). You'll set off for San Diego on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Coronado Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Grove as well as Hollywood Walk of Fame. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): browse the different shops at The Grove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then wander the streets of Old Pasadena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Pasadena
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The Grove ©
The Grove
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Old Pasadena ©
Old Pasadena

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