12 days in Los Angeles & San Luis Obispo Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & San Luis Obispo Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Luis Obispo
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Madame Tussauds Hollywood and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and LA Farmers' Market. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and take an in-depth tour of Skirball Cultural Center.

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New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 69°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 49°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo

— 6 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Greenspace Creekside Reserve and Amphora Gallery. Shop till you drop at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery and Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from San Luis Obispo: Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon), Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria) and Paso Robles (Halter Ranch Vineyard, Tablas Creek Vineyard, &more). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, take in the dramatic natural features at Bishop Peak, take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, and identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips