16 days in Irvine, Los Angeles & Calabasas Itinerary

16 days in Irvine, Los Angeles & Calabasas Itinerary

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16 days in Irvine, Los Angeles & Calabasas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Irvine
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Calabasas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Irvine

Irvine ©
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Head to Irvine Spectrum Center and Virga Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Oceanside Pier and Montanez Adobe will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Irvine with a short trip to Old Town Temecula in Temecula, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Irvine trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Irvine is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Irvine reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Irvine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Montanez Adobe, Oceanside Pier, Old Town Temecula
Highlights from your plan
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Third Street Promenade or Amoeba Music. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Irvine to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Calabasas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Calabasas

Calabasas ©
Calabasas is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu, California. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Meditation Mount are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Zuma Beach and El Matador State Beach. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Cove, stroll through Malibu Bluffs Park, and make a trip to Malibu Pier.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Calabasas day trip tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to Calabasas in an hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Calabasas are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Calabasas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Meditation Mount, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Universal Studios Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, don't miss a visit to Rodeo Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calabasas to Los Angeles takes an hour. Traveling from Calabasas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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