20 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

20 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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20 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
2
San Diego
— 11 nights
End: San Diego

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aquarium of the Pacific, Zimmer Children's Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, engage your brain at California Science Center, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Knott's Berry Farm, Aquarium of the Pacific
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

11
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.
You've added San Diego Natural History Museum, Waterfront Park, The New Children's Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

LEGOLAND California, Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 5:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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