24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Anaheim
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. For shopping fun, head to Montana Avenue or The Grove. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip planner .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Popular historic sites such as Harmony Borax Works and Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Eureka Mine and The Ranch at Furnace Creek. Go for a jaunt from Death Valley National Park to Amargosa Valley to see Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary website .

Drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Indian Canyons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Coachella Valley Preserve, don't miss a visit to VillageFest, and then stop by Wabi Sabi Japan Living.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Palm Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 48°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve
VillageFest ©
VillageFest

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Marston House Museum. USS Midway Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of San Diego to go to Alpine and see Lions, Tigers & Bears, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Virga Gallery and Founder's Park. Visit Crystal Cove and Newport Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Irvine Spectrum Center, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Take a break from the city and head to State Street Underpass and Santa Monica State Beach. Do your shopping at Third Street Promenade and Rodeo Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Old Mission Santa Barbara (in Santa Barbara) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). Explore Los Angeles further: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

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Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum