5 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

5 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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5 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
2
San Diego
— 1 night
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
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 Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Walk of Fame and Griffith Observatory. On the 17th (Sat), look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Houston to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
night
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.
You've now added USS Midway Museum to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in San Diego sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Beach and Boardwalk as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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