5 days in Southern California Itinerary

5 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California visit planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

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 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Phoenix to Los Angeles is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, walk around La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Fun & Games