14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Laguna Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, then appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online visit planner .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coronado.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 10th (Mon), examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at El Matador State Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Malibu trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Malibu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Malibu to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. When traveling from Malibu in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planning website .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. August in Anaheim sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, admire all the interesting features of Main Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then take in the waterfront at Huntington Beach Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in August, plan for slightly colder days in Laguna Beach, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Huntington Beach Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Main Beach ©
Main Beach

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 16th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Lucille Ball. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Frey House II, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living, then deepen your understanding at Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally make a trip to Desert Holocaust Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Laguna Beach in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 107°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sam Cobb Farms, Desert Holocaust Memorial
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

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