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 15​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Clarita
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 12 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.
For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica travel planning app .

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°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. To find reviews and tourist information, use the Malibu day trip app .

Malibu is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

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nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Ventura Pier and Promenade.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Santa Barbara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Malibu in August since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Wineries Nightlife

Side Trip

Ventura Pier and Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Shoreline Park ©
Shoreline Park
Santa Barbara Harbor ©
Santa Barbara Harbor
Ventura Pier and Promenade ©
Ventura Pier and Promenade

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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 have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Clarita.

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 bus; or take a train. 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

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain

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nights
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): walk around Heisler Park, then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach travel planning site .

You can drive from Santa Clarita to Laguna Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Clarita in August, plan for little chillier days in Laguna Beach, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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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 still lots to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll around Cuvier Park - The Wedding Bowl, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and snap pictures at Coronado Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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