7 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

7 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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7 days in San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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

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.
USS Midway Museum and Spanish Village Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Diego. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

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Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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