8 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Long Beach Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Long Beach Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Long Beach Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Boston

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.
Seven Bar Lounge has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey maker .

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. June in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica online vacation builder .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

2
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll around Bluff Park, then stroll through Rosie's Dog Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shoreline Village.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Long Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Long Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a tram; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Long Beach are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Long Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shoreline Village ©
Shoreline Village
Helicopter Tours

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