11 days in Los Angeles & Dana Point Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & Dana Point Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dana Point
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

7
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 Walt Disney Concert Hall. Museum-lovers will get to explore Griffith Observatory and Annenberg Space for Photography. Head to Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, shop like a local with Hammer Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip maker.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Dana Point.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

3
nights
Dana Point

Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. On the 29th (Sun), kick back and relax at Dana Strands Beach, take in the waterfront at Dana Point Harbor, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, thenkick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, and then appreciate the history behind The Hide Drogher.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Dana Point trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Los Angeles to Dana Point in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dana Point are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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