9 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Montreal

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carpinteria State Beach and Bart's Books. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and VOM FASS Ventura. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura) and Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in March, with highs in Los Angeles at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ventura, Bart's Books, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Villagefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad (about 32 minutes away).

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in San Diego, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder site .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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