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: Saint Louis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
End: Saint Louis

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Diego vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Saint Louis to San Diego is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Saint Louis to San Diego. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, Petersen Automotive Museum, The Last Bookstore, and other attractions you added. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Third Street Promenade, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and make a trip to Hollywood Sign.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, K1 Speed Torrance, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
day
San Diego

San Diego
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks

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