11 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  30​min
1
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
3
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Explore hidden gems such as El Matador State Beach and Zuma Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Monica: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Aquarium of the Pacific (in Long Beach) and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (in San Marino). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stop by The Original Farmers Market, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip planner.

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Malibu, Aquarium of the Pacific, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Manhattan Beach
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El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Kill Bill Church, then don't miss a visit to Civic Musical Road, then admire all the interesting features of The Hangar - Lancaster Jethawks, and finally get your game on at Mulligan Family Fun Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, stroll through Apollo Community Regional Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Art & History (MOAH).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in July: highs in Lancaster hover around 99°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Mulligan Family Fun Center
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Prime Desert Woodland Preserve ©
Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
Civic Musical Road ©
Civic Musical Road
Lancaster Jethawks ©
Lancaster Jethawks

5
nights
Avalon, Catalina Island

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Golf Gardens Miniature Golf and Catalina Island Museum. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Green Pleasure Pier, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and hike along Hermit Gulch Trail Loop.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Avalon trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lancaster to Avalon with the Route module. Traveling from Lancaster in July, you will find days in Avalon are much colder (77°F), and nights are a bit cooler (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trip

Trans-Catalina Trail
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Golf Gardens Miniature Golf ©
Golf Gardens Miniature Golf
Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina Island Museum ©
Catalina Island Museum

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