16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santa Monica
1
Santa Monica
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
3
Avalon
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + foot + bus + tram + bus:  5​h
4
Malibu
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Santa Monica

5
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.
You've now added Original Muscle Beach to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Santa Monica. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stearns Wharf, Original Muscle Beach
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

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 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Avalon

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Avalon is known for casinos, museums, wildlife, adventure, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, putt your heart out at Golf Gardens Miniature Golf, admire the masterpieces at Catalina Island Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Avalon visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Los Angeles to Avalon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and ferry. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Avalon to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Avalon

Fun & Games Casinos Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden ©
Golf Gardens Miniature Golf ©
Golf Gardens Miniature Golf

4
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Malibu is known for beaches, museums, nature, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Nicholas Canyon Beach, stroll through Malibu Lagoon State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, and take advantage of the amenities at Paradise Cove.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Avalon to Malibu in 5 hours. August in Malibu sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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