9 days in Santa Monica & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in Santa Monica & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
End: Syracuse

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Popular historic sites such as Ocean Avenue and Annenberg Community Beach House are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Casa del Herrero and Camera Obscura. Explore Santa Monica's surroundings by going to Arroyo Burro County Beach Park (in Santa Barbara), St. Mary Magdalen Chapel (in Camarillo) and Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria). There's still lots to do: walk around Palisades Park, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Bay Bicycle Trail, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip builder tool.

Syracuse to Santa Monica is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Syracuse to Santa Monica is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Syracuse in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, St. Mary Magdalen Chapel, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Casa del Herrero ©
Casa del Herrero
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Broad and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Popular historic sites such as Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Seal Beach (in Seal Beach), Corona Del Mar State Beach (in Corona del Mar) and Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & Crystal Cove). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, stop by The Last Bookstore, shop like a local with The Grove, and kick back and relax at Newport Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online route planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pasadena, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Bowl Museum ©
Hollywood Bowl Museum
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach

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