8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Grand Island
Fly:  10​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Grand Island

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Grove and Disneyland Park. Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Montana Avenue. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Third Street Promenade about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip tool .

Grand Island to Los Angeles is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Island in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Grove ©
The Grove

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 27th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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