18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Bus
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Twentynine Palms
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Temecula
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder app.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Downtown Disney District has been added to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The VOID. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip builder website.

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In January, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Carlsbad

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Your day by day itinerary now includes LEGOLAND California as well as Museum of Making Music. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Batiquitos Lagoon, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Making Music, and then stroll through Seal Beach. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad online trip maker.

Drive from Anaheim to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Carlsbad. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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 now added San Diego Zoo to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and then see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Carlsbad to San Diego in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Carlsbad in January, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Twentynine Palms.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Schoolhouse Museum and The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Boy Scout Trail and Wonderland of Rocks. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at 29 Palms Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Love Signs, and examine the collection at World Famous Crochet Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Twentynine Palms trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Twentynine Palms takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, Twentynine Palms is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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Palm Springs

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Theresa Church.

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You can drive from Twentynine Palms to Palm Springs in 1.5 hours. In January, Palm Springs is a bit warmer than Twentynine Palms - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Temecula.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Temecula

Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Temecula Valley Museum, do a tasting at Avensole Winery, and then head outdoors with Journey at Pechanga.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Temecula attractions planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to Temecula in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Palm Springs in January since evenings lows in Temecula dip to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Temecula

Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Your day by day itinerary now includes La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Visiting El Matador State Beach and Santa Monica Mountains will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to The Nethercutt Collection and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. See even more of Los Angeles: examine the collection at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Drive from Temecula to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Temecula in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.