22 days in Southern California Itinerary

22 days in Southern California Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
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San Bernardino
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights

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Santa Barbara — 3 nights

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara is known for sightseeing, adventure, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in May, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Bernardino.
Wineries · Museums · Tours · Parks

San Bernardino — 3 nights

San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the "Inland Empire"). Explore San Bernardino's surroundings by going to Riverside (Riverside National Cemetery & California Citrus State Historic Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum, stroll around Ryan Bonaminio Park, pause for some photo ops at World's Largest Paper Cup, and delve into the lush surroundings at San Bernardino National Forest.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Bernardino trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, expect nights in San Bernardino to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

San Diego — 7 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Bernardino to San Diego takes 2 hours. While traveling from San Bernardino, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Los Angeles — 8 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, get engrossed in the history at Japanese American National Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks