6 days in Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles Itinerary

6 days in Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Thousand Oaks
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
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Santa Monica

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Montana Avenue, then stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Santa Monica is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and tram. Traveling from Toronto to Santa Monica, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in January: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thousand Oaks.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Thousand Oaks

— 2 nights
Thousand Oaks is a city in southeastern Ventura County, California, United States. On the 14th (Mon), get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets, kick back and relax at Oxnard Beach Park, and then stop by Bart's Books.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thousand Oaks visit app.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Thousand Oaks can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Thousand Oaks

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall and then take a stroll through Old Pasadena.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Thousand Oaks to Los Angeles takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

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