18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner
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Anaheim
— 5 nights
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights

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Anaheim — 5 nights

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Adventure City. Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach Pier & Huntington Dog Beach), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Newport Beach) and Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Buy Hand, &more). There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park, catch some excitement at The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, make a trip to Downtown Disney District, and find something for the whole family at Knott's Berry Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carlsbad.
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Carlsbad — 1 night

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carlsbad, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to San Diego takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in San Diego, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 8 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path, Ocean Avenue, &more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Malibu (The Getty Villa, Zuma Beach, &more). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, get in on the family fun at Pacific Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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