9 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica Pier, Citadel Outlets and Black Rabbit Rose. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Black Rabbit Rose.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planning website .

If you are flying in from Oman, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Black Rabbit Rose ©
Black Rabbit Rose
Hollywood & Highland ©
Hollywood & Highland
Citadel Outlets ©
Citadel Outlets

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fashion Valley Shopping Center as well as The Promenade at Pacific Beach. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Coronado Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fashion Valley ©
Fashion Valley
Coronado Bridge
Coronado Bridge
The Promenade at Pacific Beach ©
The Promenade at Pacific Beach

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You've added Santa Monica Pier, Citadel Outlets, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): browse the different shops at The Grove, buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, and then revel in the low prices at Citadel Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then see a show at Pantages Theatre, and finally look for gifts at FIGat7th.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Citadel Outlets ©
Citadel Outlets
The Grove ©
The Grove
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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