49 days in Los Angeles & California's Central Coast Itinerary

49 days in Los Angeles & California's Central Coast Itinerary

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49 days in Los Angeles & California's Central Coast Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Oxnard
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Solvang
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Paso Robles
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Belfast

12
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 out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Founder's Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get curious at California Science Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip site .

Belfast, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Belfast - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oxnard.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Will Rogers Memorial Park, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

10
nights
Oxnard

Oxnard is a city in the United States, located along the coast of Southern California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxnard: Rincon Bike Trail (in Carpinteria), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Santa Barbara (Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more). The adventure continues: get lost in a book at Camarillo Public Library, examine the collection at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, stroll through Westward Beach, and learn about winemaking at Four Brix Winery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oxnard visit planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Oxnard in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit cooler in Oxnard: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Oxnard

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Malibu, Ventura, Camarillo Public Library, Point Mugu Missile Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library

7
nights
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Solvang: Santa Maria (Rancho Sisquoc Winery, Foxen Vineyard & Winery, & more), Longoria Wines (in Los Olivos) and Lompoc (Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary, Jalama Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Rusack Vineyards, experience rural life at Flag Is Up Farms, take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethania Lutheran Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Solvang trip planner .

You can drive from Oxnard to Solvang in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Oxnard in September, expect nights in Solvang to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, Santa Maria
Highlights from your plan
Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery

10
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paso Robles: Cambria (Moonstone Beach Dr, Moonstone Beach, & more), Morro Bay (Black Hill Trail, Morro Rock, & more) and San Simeon (Hearst Castle, Ragged Point Overlook, & more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the striking landscape at Bishop Peak, and grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Solvang to Paso Robles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Paso Robles sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Wine Tours & Tastings

8
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive, & more), The Shakespeare Society of America (in Moss Landing) and Carmel Valley (Cima Collina, Garland Ranch Regional Park, & more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive, stroll through Manresa State Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf.

Start your trip to Santa Cruz by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Paso Robles to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel Valley, The Shakespeare Society of America, Manresa State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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