5 days in Brea, Riverside & Simi Valley Itinerary

5 days in Brea, Riverside & Simi Valley Itinerary

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5 days in Brea, Riverside & Simi Valley Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  4​h
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Brea
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Riverside
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Simi Valley
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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Brea

Brea ©
Brea is a city in Orange County, California. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Brea Museum & Heritage Center.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brea trip planner .

San Francisco to Brea is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Brea: highs are around 87°F and lows about 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Riverside.

Things to do in Brea

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn about all things military at March Field Air Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside National Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Redlands Bowl, and finally walk around Mount Rubidoux Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at California Citrus State Historic Park, examine the collection at Planes of Fame Air Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Riverside trip planner .

You can drive from Brea to Riverside in an hour. Traveling from Brea in August, you will find days in Riverside are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Simi Valley.

Things to do in Riverside

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Redlands Bowl, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Planes of Fame Air Museum
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March Field Air Museum ©
March Field Air Museum
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Planes of Fame Air Museum ©
Planes of Fame Air Museum

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Simi Valley

Simi Valley ©
The city of Simi Valley, in the eponymous valley, is in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, then see the interesting displays at Strathearn Historical Park & Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Paradise Falls. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Ojai Olive Oil, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, and then stroll through Silver Strand Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Simi Valley trip planner .

You can drive from Riverside to Simi Valley in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Simi Valley

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Ojai Olive Oil, Silver Strand Beach, Paradise Falls
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Strathearn Historical Park & Museum ©
Silver Strand Beach ©
Silver Strand Beach
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War