6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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


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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Jolla Cove, Coronado Island, Mission Beach Park, and other attractions. On the 13th (Thu), let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Raised by Wolves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Coronado Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, then walk around La Jolla Cove, and finally browse the different shops at Fashion Valley.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. January in San Diego sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
On the 15th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Anaheim.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips

Anaheim — 1 night

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In January in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night.
Theme Parks
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California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.