5 days in Brea, Riverside & Simi Valley Itinerary

5 days in Brea, Riverside & Simi Valley Itinerary

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Brea
— Few hours
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Riverside
— 2 nights
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Simi Valley
— 2 nights

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Brea

Brea ©
Brea is a city in Orange County, California. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brea journey builder.

San Francisco to Brea is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Brea hover around 87°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Riverside.

Things to do in Brea

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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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): brush up on your military savvy at March Field Air Museum, then stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery, then make a trip to Redlands Bowl, and finally walk around Mount Rubidoux Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): immerse yourself in 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 more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Riverside trip planner.

Getting from Brea to Riverside by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Brea in August, expect nights in Riverside to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car 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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California Citrus State Historic Park ©
California Citrus State Historic Park
Planes of Fame Air Museum ©
Planes of Fame Air Museum
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological

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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): see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, then examine the collection at Strathearn Historical Park & Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Paradise Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Ojai Olive Oil, then stroll through Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Simi Valley trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Riverside to Simi Valley by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Simi Valley sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Simi Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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