15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Oceanside
— 2 nights
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Malibu
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
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West Hollywood
— 2 nights
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Beverly Hills
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 10th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then see the interesting displays at Skirball Cultural Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the exhibits of Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder tool.

Louisville to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Discovery Cube Orange County and Lyon Air Museum. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Windansea Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego travel route planner.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oceanside.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Oceanside

— 2 nights
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at California Surf Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Harbor Beach, and then kick back and relax at Oceanside Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Graves House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dog Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cardiff State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Swami's Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oceanside online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Oceanside takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Oceanside sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Oceanside

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Malibu

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): walk around Malibu Bluffs Park, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, then stroll through Zuma Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Malibu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oceanside to Malibu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Malibu can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Santa Monica

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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 20th (Tue), kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and finally explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach, and then stroll through Torrance Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip itinerary builder.

Santa Monica is very close to Malibu. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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West Hollywood

— 2 nights
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), wander the streets of Robertson Boulevard, contemplate the long history of Sierra Towers, and then shop like a local with Sunset Strip. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Placerita Canyon Nature Center, then stroll through Shambala Preserve, and then examine the collection at Martial Arts History Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Hollywood online travel route planner.

West Hollywood is very close to Santa Monica. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Wildlife · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Revolver Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Beverly Hills attractions site.

Beverly Hills is just a short distance from West Hollywood. In July, daily temperatures in Beverly Hills can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Museums · Shopping
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.