15 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Azusa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Malibu
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Tram + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
4
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 5 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Azusa

Azusa ©
Azusa is a city in the San Gabriel Valley, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, California, United States.The A on the San Gabriel Mountains represents the city of Azusa, and can be seen within a 30-mile radius. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Pasadena and Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bridge To Nowhere and St. Andrew Church. Venture out of the city with trips to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (in San Marino), Pasadena (Norton Simon Museum & The Gamble House) and The Queen Mary (in Long Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Azusa route builder site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Azusa is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Azusa, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, you will find days in Azusa are warmer (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Azusa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pasadena, Arcadia, The Queen Mary, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
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2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Antelope Valley Indian Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Saddleback Butte State Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Kill Bill Church. On the next day, experience rural life at The Gentle Barn, examine the collection at Blackbird airpark, and then hike along Prime Desert Woodland Preserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster day trip site .

Getting from Azusa to Lancaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Azusa in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lancaster, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

The Gentle Barn, Blackbird Airpark
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Prime Desert Woodland Preserve ©
Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
Blackbird Airpark ©
Blackbird Airpark
The Kill Bill Church ©
The Kill Bill Church

3
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Get in touch with nature at Zuma Beach and El Matador State Beach. Visit Greystone Mansion and Park and Malibu Hindu Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Angeles (Venice Canals Walkway, Petersen Automotive Museum, & more). There's more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Villa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Malibu online journey planner .

Getting from Lancaster to Malibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lancaster in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Malibu, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Malibu

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Malibu Hindu Temple, Greystone Mansion and Park
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park

5
nights
Avalon, Catalina Island

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catalina Island Museum and Nature Center at Avalon Canyon. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Catalina Island Conservancy, try for a hole-in-one at Golf Gardens Miniature Golf, stop by Afishinados Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Gulch Trail Loop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Avalon travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Malibu to Avalon. In October in Avalon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Trans-Catalina Trail
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Catalina Island Museum ©
Catalina Island Museum
Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy
Hermit Gulch Trail Loop ©
Hermit Gulch Trail Loop

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