7 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles, Anaheim & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Gisborne
Fly:  25​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Gisborne

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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Gisborne, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip maker app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In October in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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