LA with kids: Extended stopover with Disneyland & San Diego

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Duration (in days): 7

From: Los Angeles

To: Los Angeles



Exc. International flights (per person based on 2 adults, 2 children) 
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Introduce your family to sunny California with this week-long trip to discover the South West USA. Enjoying L.A with kids is a breeze! After an exhilarating couple of days at Disneyland Los Angeles head south along the coast to the beaches of San Diego, where kids can play on the sand and even try snorkelling in the clear, safe water. Discover the exotic creatures at the famous San Diego Zoo before enjoying dinner overlooking the twinkling harbour. This 7 day stopover is the ideal family break in California.        

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


  • Watch the magical parade in front of the Disneyland Castle          
  • Riding the rollercoasters at Disneyland California Adventure Park             
  • Playing on the beautiful beaches of La Jolla         
  • Looking out for your favourite animals at San Diego Zoo



Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights Anaheim            
  • 3 nights San Diego                          


Day 1: Arrival in Los Angeles      

On arrival you will collect your rental car from the airport and drive to Anaheim in Los Angeles where you’ll check into your hotel for 3 nights.

Day 2 & 3: Anaheim  

Two days in Anaheim is plenty of time to explore Disneyland, “The happiest place on earth”. Kids will love the rides, from Space Mountain to Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as the famous parade where they can meet Cinderella, Snow White and Goofy. We’ve included a 2 day Disneyland Hopper Ticket which means you can hop between the 2 parks throughout your time here as well as making use of the Disney Fastpass system, which allows you to reserve your place in line to minimise queuing.

If you have any energy left after a day at Disney, catch an ice hockey game with the Anaheim Ducks or grab dinner in nearby Long Beach.

Day 4: Drive to San Diego  

Leaving Mickey and Minnie behind , today you’ll drive south to San Diego to enjoy a few days at the beach. Its only around 1.5 hours drive so take it slow and stop at a couple of beachside communities on the way down – our favourites are Laguna Beach and Oceanside, where Spanish style buildings sit by the waves under the swaying palm trees. Arriving in San Diego you’ll check into your hotel for 3 nights.

Day 5 & 6: San Diego

San Diego is the perfect destination for families, with brilliant beaches and exciting activities to keep your kids busy all day. We’ve included admission to the San Diego Zoo so make sure you take your time exploring. Stay warm in the Northern Frontier area where polar bears, elk and arctic foxes can be seen before experiencing cute koalas in the Australian Outback and colourful toucans in the aviary. It’s a wonderful family day out so why not spend the whole day there before a day of relaxation on the beach where the children can try snorkelling and just mess around on the golden sands.

Day 7: Depart Los Angeles

Today is the end of your family’s Californian adventure. You’ll drive your rental car back up the coast to Los Angeles airport to catch your onwards flight.



Southern California enjoys mild winters with a little rain on the coast and dry cold nights inland. The summer brings a rise in heat, tourist numbers and prices but rain is rare so its perfect if you’re looking for consistently sunny weather.                

This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you

What's included: 

  • 6 nights in 3* accommodation   
  • 2 day Disneyland California Hopper Ticket            
  • Rental Car          
  • San Diego Zoo Admission

Not included: 

  • International flights
  • Any meals   
  • Any excursions other than those mentioned above       
  • Fuel
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities


6 nights in 3* standard accommodation. Hotels in this category include:

  • Hyatt Regency Orange County

  • Sheraton La Jolla Hotel


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