12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Malibu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Clemente
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Crestline
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temescal Gateway Park as well as Royal Palms State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Malibu Lagoon State Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, take in the waterfront at Malibu Pier, and then stroll through Malibu Lagoon State Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Malibu hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Clemente.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

3
nights
San Clemente

San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. You've now added Sea Summit Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, and then hike along Sea Summit Trail.

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Drive from Malibu to San Clemente in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in San Clemente, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll set off for Crestline on the 27th (Sat).

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Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Summit Trail ©
Sea Summit Trail
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach

1
night
Crestline

Crestline ©
Crestline is a census-designated place in the San Bernardino Mountains of San Bernardino County, California, USA. You've now added Heart Rock Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll around Yucaipa Regional Park and then stroll through Heart Rock Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Crestline tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from San Clemente to Crestline by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from San Clemente in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Crestline, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Crestline

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yucaipa Regional Park
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Lake Gregory Regional Park ©
Lake Gregory Regional Park
Heart Rock Trail ©
Heart Rock Trail
Yucaipa Regional Park ©
Yucaipa Regional Park

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