8 days in Disney, Universal City & Santa Monica Itinerary

8 days in Disney, Universal City & Santa Monica Itinerary

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8 days in Disney, Universal City & Santa Monica Itinerary

Start: Durango
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Disney
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Universal City
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Santa Monica
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Durango

1
night
Disney

Disney
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Disney trip itinerary builder tool .

Durango to Disney is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durango in December, with highs in Disney at 50°F and lows at 31°F. You'll set off for Universal City on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Disney

Outdoors Parks Nature

1
night
Universal City

Universal City ©
Universal City is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at McKenna Children's Museum, explore the activities along Landa Park, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Universal City travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Disney to Universal City. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Disney in December, with highs in Universal City at 63°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Universal City

Museums Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

New Braunfels
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McKenna Children's Museum ©
McKenna Children's Museum
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District

5
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
Attractions like Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Simi Valley (Santa Susana Pass State Historical Park & Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum), Fox Fine Jewelry (in Ventura) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Universal City to Santa Monica with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Universal City to Santa Monica is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Universal City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Monica, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Simi Valley, The Getty Villa, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Fox Fine Jewelry
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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