8 days in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach & San Diego Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Santa Monica Pier. Get a sense of the local culture at The Broad and The Getty Center. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, take a stroll through Old Pasadena, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation site.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pasadena, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Pier
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Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier, grab your bike and head to Orange County Coast, then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Huntington Beach Art Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Roger's Gardens, stroll through The Wedge, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Kush Fine Art Laguna Beach Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Huntington Beach trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Huntington Beach in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Kush Fine Art Laguna Beach Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
The Wedge ©
The Wedge
Huntington Beach Art Center ©
Huntington Beach Art Center

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Handcrafted, kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar City Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego route planner.

You can drive from Huntington Beach to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Del Mar City Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, Handcrafted, Moonlight State Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Del Mar City Beach ©
Del Mar City Beach
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach

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