5 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

5 days in Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly:  5 h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Seattle

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planning app.

Seattle to Los Angeles is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

2
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 28th (Thu): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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