9 days in San Diego, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in San Diego, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in San Diego, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 24th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and then have fun at Balboa Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to San Diego, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip maker site .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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