15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Anaheim
train:  30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Santa Clarita
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Anaheim

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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Travel Town make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita ©
Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get advice or help at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and then cool off at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Clarita journey maker tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Santa Clarita in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, Santa Clarita is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor ©
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then look and learn at Camera Obscura, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carbon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip planner .

Drive from Santa Clarita to Santa Monica in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Clarita in July: highs in Santa Monica hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Malibu
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

4
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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip site .

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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