5-Day Los Angeles Tour Itinerary

Later last month, our vacation in California has commenced and we were both thrilled and excited.  Our plane ticket was booked months in advance and accommodations were planned ahead of time.  Since it was our first time in the United States, preparation was totally in order.  Research, asking recommendations from local friends and more research were done to make sure our much awaited vacation will plan out perfectly.  After all, we felt like we totally deserved it.

Since it was our first travel to United States, we decided to visit Los Angeles, Yosemite, and San Francisco.  We didn’t have enough time to cover more than one state, but, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the last time we visit the states.  Part of the preparation for our United States tour was planning out an itinerary.  After thorough research and with a big help from our local friend, we were able to plan out the places we most needed to see and things we most needed to do.


This is only a sample of the itinerary that we used and it didn’t mean that we were able to follow it religiously.  But, it surely was a great help.  The succeeding blog posts will feature our actual Los Angeles experience.

READ:  Three-Day San Francisco Tour Itinerary

READ:  Three-Day Yosemite Tour Itinerary

For first timers out there, like us before our vacation ended, sample itineraries totally helped us and I hope this one can help you lay out your plans and feel free to swap places according to your preference.

Day 1:

Grand Central Market

Local Activity:  e.g.  Movie Outdoor Screening or Local Comedy bars or theaters

Nightlife:  Sunset Boulevard

Day 2:

Griffith Observatory

Runyon Canyon

Getty Center

Marina del Rey/Venice Boardwalk

Day 3:

Rodeo Drive

Beverly Hills

Downtown LA:  LA City Hall, Walt Disney Hall, Broad Museum, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Staples Center, Chinatown, and Little Tokyo

Read:  A Walking Tour of Downtown Los Angeles

Day 4:

Walk of Fame

TCL Chinese Theater

Universal Studios Hollywood

Day 5:

Santa Monica Pier


Read:  Top Ten Must Do Things in Los Angeles

Important Notes:

In and Out Burger is a must for the best fast food experience.  Order their fries, it was dope.

Costco is the place to go for wholesale products.

Citadel is for shopaholics out there.  Lots of discounts.

Mexican Food Truck should give you a quintessential LA experience.

Use the Metro at least once to give you a feel of LA transportation.

Universal Studios is a must because of the Studio Tour alone.

Bring sunscreen.

If you are staying in a hotel, make sure it’s near any metro station for convenience.

Renting a car?  Parking is hard and expensive.

When visiting Walk of Fame, know that when taking a picture with people in costumes it is paid.  

Everything is taxable.

LA is vast, tourist attractions are not walkable, except DTLA.

DTLA stands for Downtown Los Angeles and make sure to visit it.

Los Angeles is wonderful, enjoy.


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