9 days in Los Angeles, Pismo Beach & Monterey Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles, Pismo Beach & Monterey Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles, Pismo Beach & Monterey Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
car:  75​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from Germany, 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, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pismo Beach, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Shopping

Side Trip

Alapay Cellars
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Alapay Cellars ©
Alapay Cellars

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then kick back and relax at Breakwater.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Pismo Beach in September, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Wildlife
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Breakwater ©
Breakwater

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