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.