22 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

22 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

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22 days in Los Angeles County Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ventura
— 6 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
3
Avalon, Catalina Island
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  21​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Santa Monica Pier Aquarium) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ventura.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

6
nights
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Bring the kids along to Nicholas Canyon Beach and Zuma Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventura: Malibu (El Pescador State Beach, El Matador State Beach, & more), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Fillmore Fish Hatchery (in Fillmore). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, relax in the rural setting at Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark, meet the residents at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College, and stroll through Arroyo Verde Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ventura road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Ventura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Ventura hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Fillmore Fish Hatchery, Santa Monica Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State 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, museums, wildlife, adventure, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, see the interesting displays at Catalina Island Museum, and appreciate the history behind Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Avalon trip maker website .

Getting from Ventura to Avalon by combination of train, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden ©
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Kayaking & Canoeing

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