8 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
End: Los Angeles

1
day
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.
On the 27th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online driving holiday planner .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bart's Books and LA Farmers' Market. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Buy Hand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Magicopolis, Bergamot Station, & more), Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura) and The Ojai Beverage Company (in Ojai). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, look for gifts at American Girl Place Los Angeles, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Tours

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ojai, San Clemente Wine Company, Ventura Harbor Village, Buy Hand
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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