8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
3
Malibu
— 1 night
4
San Diego
— 3 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Travel Town, visit Angelino Heights Historic Area, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles route tool.

Philadelphia to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica tour planning app.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Santa Monica, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ©
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 2nd (Sat), stroll through Nicholas Canyon Beach, thenexamine the collection at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, thensee the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, and finally walk around Malibu Bluffs Park.

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Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Malibu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum ©
Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum
Malibu Bluffs Park ©
Malibu Bluffs Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego route planning site.

Getting from Malibu to San Diego by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In November, daytime highs in San Diego are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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