5 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

5 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planning tool.

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

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 28th (Sat), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then have fun at Balboa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our San Diego vacation maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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