5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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Santa Monica
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Malibu
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
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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.
On the 24th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica day trip site.

Dallas to Santa Monica is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Dallas, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carbon Beach, see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then take a leisurely stroll along Malibu Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Zuma Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Malibu are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Carbon Beach
Carbon Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Malibu in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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