9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  6​h
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Montreal

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Montreal, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. On the 13th (Tue), you're off toLong Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Queen Mary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Queen Mary.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Long Beach trip planner .

Long Beach is just a short distance from Los Angeles. August in Long Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Carlsbad.

Things to do in Long Beach

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary

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night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Life Aquarium as well as LEGOLAND California. On the 14th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Aquarium. On the next day, find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad online tour planner .

Getting from Long Beach to Carlsbad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Long Beach in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Carlsbad, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Life Aquarium ©
Sea Life Aquarium

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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.
You've added La Jolla Cove, Old Town San Diego, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego holiday planner .

You can drive from Carlsbad to San Diego in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Shopping Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory, Petersen Automotive Museum, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

1
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder .

You'll set off for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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