6 days in Los Angeles, Oceanside & San Diego Itinerary

6 days in Los Angeles, Oceanside & San Diego Itinerary

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6 days in Los Angeles, Oceanside & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Oceanside
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Denver

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation builder site .

Denver to Los Angeles is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Denver to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are much hotter (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oceanside.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

3
nights
Oceanside

Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Beat on Main Street and Handcrafted. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and South Carlsbad State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Oceanside side-trips: Old Town Temecula (in Temecula) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's much more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, examine the collection at Mission San Luis Rey, make a trip to Rainbow Sandals, and take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oceanside online holiday planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Oceanside in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, Oceanside is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Oceanside

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Rainbow Sandals, Art Beat on Main Street, Handcrafted, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Liberty Public Market, and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

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You can drive from Oceanside to San Diego in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oceanside in October since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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