12 days in Los Angeles & Pasadena Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & Pasadena Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles & Pasadena Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
tram:  30​min
2
Pasadena
— 3 nights
tram:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Broad and The Nethercutt Collection. Get a sense of the local culture at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Seal Beach (in Seal Beach) and Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonlight State Beach, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planning website .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. November in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to ride a tram to Pasadena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside, Encinitas, Newport Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

3
nights
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gamble House. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Henninger Flats Campground, then immerse yourself in nature at Eaton Canyon Natural Area, and finally take in the views from Colorado Street Bridge. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skyrose Chapel, examine the collection at The Gamble House, then admire the natural beauty at Arlington Garden in Pasadena, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wrigley Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church.

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Pasadena is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Pasadena reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the tram ride back home.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Whittier
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The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House
Pacific Asia Museum ©
Pacific Asia Museum
St. Andrew Church ©
St. Andrew Church

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