17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  30​min
1
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Clarita
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 11 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: George Town, Grand Cayman

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip maker tool .

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Malibu route planning tool .

Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

Getting from Malibu to Santa Barbara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Malibu in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Santa Barbara. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Nightlife Wineries

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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.
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday builder site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll set off for Santa Clarita on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Six Flags Magic Mountain. On the 28th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Clarita visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Clarita takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Clarita can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Clarita to Laguna Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Clarita in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Laguna Beach: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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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.
You've added World Crawl San Diego, The Gun Range San Diego, Little Italy, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker website .

You can drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Fun & Games Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Del Mar Race Track, Coronado Island, Aquatica San Diego
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Pacific Surf School ©
Pacific Surf School

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