11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: London

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip website .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Disney Gallery, Huntington Dog Beach, The Americana at Brand, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Legacy Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, and then kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, stroll through Malibu Lagoon State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Malibu travel route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. May in Malibu sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica Mountains and Carpinteria State Beach. For shopping fun, head to Third Street Promenade or Fox Fine Jewelry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path (in Ventura) and Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach). There's much more to do: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, see the sky in a new way at Camera Obscura, make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and take in the waterfront at Manhattan Beach Pier.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica travel planner .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Malibu. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Ventura, Carpinteria State Beach, Redondo Beach
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): wander the streets of Fairfax District, take a stroll through Sunset Strip, then stop by Book Soup, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Robertson Boulevard.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our West Hollywood trip itinerary planner.

West Hollywood is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Strip ©
Sunset Strip
Fairfax District ©
Fairfax District
Book Soup ©
Book Soup

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