8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles — 1 night

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 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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