12 days in Los Angeles & Pasadena Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & Pasadena Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Pasadena
— 3 nights
Drive:  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 the less-touristy side of things at The Nethercutt Collection and Carpinteria State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Del Mar City Beach and Moonlight State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs) and Seal Beach (in Seal Beach). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, stroll through South Carlsbad State Beach, make a trip to The Graves House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip tool.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pasadena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside, Encinitas, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Carpinteria State Beach
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Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Del Mar City Beach ©
Del Mar City Beach
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection

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 the grounds of Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Henninger Flats Campground, thenadmire the majestic nature at Eaton Canyon Natural Area, and finally take in the views from Colorado Street Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skyrose Chapel, examine the collection at The Gamble House, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Arlington Garden in Pasadena, thenadmire the natural beauty at Wrigley Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew Church.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pasadena trip tool.

Pasadena is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect little chillier 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 enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Whittier
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Arlington Garden in Pasadena ©
Arlington Garden in Pasadena
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House
Pacific Asia Museum ©
Pacific Asia Museum

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