12 days in Santa Monica, Los Angeles & Long Beach Itinerary

12 days in Santa Monica, Los Angeles & Long Beach Itinerary

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1
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
3
Long Beach
— 1 night

2
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.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll around Palisades Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail, thenget to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Santa Monica is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and tram. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. July in Santa Monica sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Will Rogers State Beach, Greystone Mansion and Park
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at Petersen Automotive Museum and Griffith Observatory. Get outdoors at Will Rogers State Historic Park and Bronson Caves. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Bakersfield (Kern County Museum & Buck Owens' Crystal Palace). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planning website.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bakersfield, Pasadena, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park ©
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection

1
night
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the galleries of Montanez Adobe, kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, stroll through Victoria Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and finally stroll through Orange County Coast. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Belmont Shore and then stroll through Rosie's Dog Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Long Beach visit planning website.

Long Beach is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Montanez Adobe, Orange County Coast
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Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Montanez Adobe ©
Montanez Adobe
Rosie's Dog Beach ©
Rosie's Dog Beach

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