19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route maker

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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beverly Hills
— 2 nights
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West Hollywood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, stroll around Star Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Malibu

— 2 nights
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Carbon Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then take in the waterfront at Malibu Pier, and finally take advantage of the amenities at Paradise Cove.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Malibu trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Malibu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In April in Malibu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Santa Monica

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Camera Obscura, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Monica road trip tool.

Santa Monica is very close to Malibu. April in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Beverly Hills

— 2 nights
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints' Episcopal Church, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, admire the natural beauty at Will Rogers Memorial Park, contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park, then stop by Edelweiss Chocolate Factory, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Beverly Gardens Park, explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, then examine the collection at Paley Center for Media, and finally browse the collection at Beverly Hills Public Library.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Beverly Hills trip builder website.

Beverly Hills is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In April in Beverly Hills, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

West Hollywood

— 2 nights
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sunset Plaza, then don't miss a visit to Sunset Strip, and then make a trip to Chateau Marmont. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with Robertson Boulevard, and then don't miss a visit to Melrose Avenue.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our West Hollywood road trip planning app.

West Hollywood is just a stone's throw from Beverly Hills. In April, daytime highs in West Hollywood are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from West Hollywood. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through SoMa, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

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.