11 days in Long Beach & Dana Point Itinerary

11 days in Long Beach & Dana Point Itinerary

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11 days in Long Beach & Dana Point Itinerary

Start: Long Beach
1
Long Beach
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Dana Point
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Long Beach

7
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Shop till you drop at Ontario Mills and The Lego Store. We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Manhattan Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Long Beach: Victoria Gardens (in Rancho Cucamonga) and Anaheim (Founder's Park, The Disney Gallery, & more). Have a day of magic on the 6th (Sat) at Disneyland Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Queen Mary, make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, step off the mainland to explore Naples Island, and identify plant and animal life at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Long Beach day trip planning site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Long Beach. In July, daytime highs in Long Beach are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dana Point.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Anaheim, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center, Victoria Gardens, Manhattan Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary

3
nights
Dana Point

Dana Point ©
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Salt Creek Beach, examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dana Point journey website .

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Dana Point takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Irvine Spectrum Center, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Old Town Temecula, South Carlsbad State Beach
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

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