6 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

6 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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6 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica Pier, Chinatown, Disneyland Park, and other attractions you added. Step out of Los Angeles to go to San Diego and see San Diego Zoo, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Anaheim, San Diego Zoo, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks

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