8 days in Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to The Grove or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take in the exciting artwork at Craft Contemporary.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Theme Parks
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica State Beach. On the 28th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach and then don't miss a visit to Third Street Promenade. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains and then see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

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Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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