60 days in Southern California Itinerary

60 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California holiday planner
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San Diego
— 20 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 9 nights
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Los Angeles
— 22 nights
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Riverside
— 8 nights
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San Diego — 20 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel planning app.

Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Diego. When traveling from Atlanta in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 9 nights

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo and Stearns Wharf. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and make a trip to Chaucer's Bookstore.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara vacation planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Barbara, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 22 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Riverside.
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Riverside — 8 nights

Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Family-friendly places like Riverside National Cemetery and March Field Air Museum will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Riverside side-trips: San Bernardino (Cajon Pass, San Bernardino National Forest, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum, learn about all things military at Inland Empire Military Museum, walk around Mount Rubidoux Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Riverside trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Riverside in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Riverside are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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