7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 9th (Mon), browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Creek Beach and then kick back and relax at 1,000 Steps Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning website .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 1,000 Steps Beach, Santa Monica Mountains, The Americana at Brand, Salt Creek Beach
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Salt Creek Beach ©
Salt Creek Beach
The Americana at Brand ©
The Americana at Brand

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.
On the 12th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Valley Shopping Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, and then browse the fresh offerings at Liberty Public Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, then identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Boardwalk.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Moonlight State Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
Mission Beach Boardwalk ©
Mission Beach Boardwalk
Las Americas Premium Outlets ©
Las Americas Premium Outlets

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