4 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

4 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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4 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

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hours
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 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego holiday site .

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally look for gifts at Bergamot Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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