23 days in Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

23 days in Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 19 nights
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
You've added Runyon Canyon Park, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood Bowl Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to LA Farmers' Market or Old Pasadena. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Salt Creek Beach (in Dana Point), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Del Mar (Del Mar City Beach & Dog Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wayfarers Chapel, get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets, and explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

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.
Ocean Avenue has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), stroll through South Bay Bicycle Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Santa Monica Place, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary planner.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in Santa Monica hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Must see
Santa Monica Pier
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Military Museum
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
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Shopping Mall
Two Rodeo Drive
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