8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

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 2nd (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.
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San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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