17 days in San Diego County, Los Angeles County & Anaheim Itinerary

17 days in San Diego County, Los Angeles County & Anaheim Itinerary

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17 days in San Diego County, Los Angeles County & Anaheim Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Santa Clarita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
West Hollywood
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights
car:  1​h 30​min
6
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 3 nights
car:  4​h 30​min
End: Fresno

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Italy as well as Gaslamp Quarter. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oceanside Pier and San Diego Bay Walk. Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Children's Pool. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, look for gifts at Warwick's, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online route planner .

Fresno to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Fresno, expect cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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. You've now added Six Flags Magic Mountain to your itinerary.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Santa Clarita route builder tool .

Getting from San Diego to Santa Clarita by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Santa Clarita to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Calabasas Commons as well as Pacific Park. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and then get in on the family fun at Pacific Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Third Street Promenade and then don't miss a visit to Calabasas Commons.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Santa Clarita to Santa Monica in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Clarita in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 61°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Calabasas Commons
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and Book Soup. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Pasadena and The Americana at Brand.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West Hollywood vacation maker website .

West Hollywood is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You will leave for Anaheim on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in West Hollywood

Theme Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, The Americana at Brand, Old Pasadena, Universal Studios Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Old Pasadena ©
Old Pasadena
The Americana at Brand ©
The Americana at Brand

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aquarium of the Pacific, Disneyland Park and The Queen Mary.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Anaheim tour itinerary planner .

Drive from West Hollywood to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. When traveling from West Hollywood in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific

3
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Three Palms Avalon Arcade as well as Catalina Food Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Avalon trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Anaheim to Avalon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in June; daily highs in Avalon reach 74°F and lows reach 58°F. On the 29th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Avalon

Tours Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Catalina Food Tours ©
Catalina Food Tours
Three Palms Avalon Arcade ©
Three Palms Avalon Arcade
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden ©
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

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