Road Trip Itinerary: from Los Angeles to San Diego

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How Far is San Diego from Los Angeles?

The distance between Los Angeles and San Diego is 118 miles. It also takes less than 2 hours.

What is the Best Time to Drive from LA to San Diego?

Start your drive time from 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM. The morning rush hour ends at 10:00 AM.

 Avoid the afternoon traffic from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM in San Giego.

Where to Stay in San Diego?

You can stay downtown and be close to top attractions or book a hotel near the seaside area in La Jolla.

San Diego Travel Guide

1. Moonlight State Beach 2. San Diego Botanic Garden 3. Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial 4. La Jolla 5. Santa Monica 6. Anaheim 7. Doheny State Beach

Moonlight State Beach

Los Angeles is home to Universal Studios Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, and more!

San Diego Botanic Garden

Collections of plants from around the world and 30 themed gardens. Opens daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

A memorial in San Diego for the veterans who fought for the country.

La Jolla

It is ideal for surfing, snorkeling, paddling, or diving and making a campfire at the end of the day.

Santa Monica

Make Santa Monica the first stop. The great place has the beach city par excellence, street art, and shopping.


The theme park city is located just outside Los Angeles and Southern California. 

Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach is known as the cleanest and most quiet beach, with supermarkets and restaurants just 5 minutes away.

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