7 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Miami, Florida

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.
Staples Center has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see where the action happens at Staples Center.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Miami to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in March, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

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

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 21st (Sat): take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour builder app .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours
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