22 days in Los Angeles County & San Clemente Itinerary

22 days in Los Angeles County & San Clemente Itinerary

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22 days in Los Angeles County & San Clemente Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Clemente
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Culver City
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Burbank
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Long Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chicago

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aquarium of the Pacific, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, OUE Skyspace LA, and other attractions you added. Attractions like Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Pier Aquarium & Santa Monica Farmers Market). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at The Grove, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, and catch a movie at TCL Chinese Theatres.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip site .

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive, Aquarium of the Pacific
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
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.
On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica holiday maker tool .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Santa Monica are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Clemente.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

6
nights
San Clemente

San Clemente ©
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. You've now added San Diego Zoo to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!. Get out of town with these interesting San Clemente side-trips: Buena Park (Knott's Berry Farm & Knott's Soak City U.S.A.), Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach) and South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). The adventure continues: stroll through Newport Beach, take a leisurely stroll along San Clemente Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oceanside Pier, and kick back and relax at Victoria Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Clemente day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Clemente in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in San Clemente, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 65°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Culver City.

Things to do in San Clemente

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Laguna Beach, Buena Park, San Diego Zoo, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Knott's Berry Farm ©
Knott's Berry Farm

2
nights
Culver City

Culver City ©
Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Sony Pictures Studio Tour has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Jurassic Technology, get outside with Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, and take in the waterfront at Hermosa Beach Pier.

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Drive from San Clemente to Culver City in 1.5 hours. In August in Culver City, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Burbank.

Things to do in Culver City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Redondo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook ©
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©

3
nights
Burbank

Burbank ©
Just a short drive from Hollywood and home to several entertainment companies, Burbank is saturated with connections to the media.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive, get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, and then enjoy some diversion at Rose Bowl Stadium. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and then stop by Burbank Town Center.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Burbank trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Culver City to Burbank takes an hour. Traveling from Culver City in August, expect nights in Burbank to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Burbank

Tours Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pasadena, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Mulholland Drive, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood ©
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor ©
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

3
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 2SeeWhales Harbor Breeze Cruises as well as The Queen Mary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific, grab your bike and head to Long Beach Waterfront, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by car from Burbank to Long Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Burbank in August, expect nights in Long Beach to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific

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