15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Culver City
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Manhattan Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ventura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Yermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Coronado
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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Culver City

Culver City ©
Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California. On the 6th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Culver City day trip planner.

Seattle to Culver City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in November: high temperatures in Culver City hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manhattan Beach.

Things to do in Culver City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery ©
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

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nights
Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Manhattan Beach Pier, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, and then steep yourself in history at Bruce's Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manhattan Beach trip itinerary maker app .

Manhattan Beach is just a short distance from Culver City. November in Manhattan Beach sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Manhattan Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Redondo Beach, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Bruce's Beach ©
Bruce's Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carbon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Shotgun House.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Malibu
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Get some historical perspective at Old Mission Santa Ines and Meditation Mount. Explore hidden gems such as Carpinteria State Beach and Fess Parker. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventura: Santa Barbara (State Street Underpass & Cabrillo Bike Path). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, take an in-depth tour of Dudley House Historical Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura, and learn about winemaking at Summerland Winery.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ventura trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Ventura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ventura

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach, Meditation Mount, Fess Parker, Old Mission Santa Ines
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines
Meditation Mount ©
Meditation Mount

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Step out of Los Angeles to go to San Juan Capistrano and see Montanez Adobe, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at The Broad, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Ventura to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Yermo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Montanez Adobe, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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nights
Yermo

Yermo ©
Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. On the 17th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The California Route 66 Museum, then see the interesting displays at Route 66 Mother Road Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Calico Early Man Site. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mojave Trail, then stop by Eddie World, and then see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yermo attractions planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yermo by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Yermo reach 70°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coronado.

Things to do in Yermo

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Route 66 Mother Road Museum, Mojave Trail, The California Route 66 Museum
Highlights from your plan
Calico Early Man Site ©
Calico Early Man Site
The California Route 66 Museum ©
The California Route 66 Museum
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town

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Coronado

Coronado ©
Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, then kick back and relax at Coronado Dog Beach, then browse the collection at Coronado Public Library, and finally stroll around Star Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Imperial Beach Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand State Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coronado journey tool .

You can drive from Yermo to Coronado in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yermo in November since evenings lows in Coronado dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coronado

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Silver Strand State Beach ©
Silver Strand State Beach
Sacred Heart Catholic Church ©
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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