21 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

21 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

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21 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ventura
— 5 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + train:  17​h
End: Dusseldorf

9
nights
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign & Third Street Promenade). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventura: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach, Zuma Beach, & more) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Topa Topa Brewing Company, admire all the interesting features of Bennett's Honey Farm, identify plant and animal life at Fillmore Fish Hatchery, and learn about winemaking at Four Brix Winery.

Discover how to plan a Ventura trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Ventura in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Ventura to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Malibu, Fillmore, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Wildwood Regional Park, Santa Monica Mountains
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

5
nights
Avalon, Catalina Island

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Avalon is known for casinos, wildlife, nightlife, fun & games, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Catalina Island Conservancy, get engrossed in the history at Catalina Island Museum, make a trip to Airport in the Sky, and pause for some photo ops at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Avalon trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ventura to Avalon. In May, daytime highs in Avalon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden ©
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

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