10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Sun), stop by LA Farmers' Market and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Louisville to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Louisville in June, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna Beach

— 2 nights
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, then take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier, and then kick back and relax at Newport Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Heisler Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Laguna Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. June in Laguna Beach sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 13th (Thu), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Laguna Beach in June since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Sat), explore the activities along Monterey Bay, then look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

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Drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, stroll through Lands End, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and then see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.