8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
Drive
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Redondo Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
You've now added Venice Beach and Boardwalk to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Redondo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Redondo Beach

— 3 nights
Redondo Beach is one of the many Beach Cities located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Redondo Beach as well as Redondo Beach Pier. Explore hidden gems such as Manhattan Beach and Downtown Manhattan Beach. There's more to do: browse the different shops at Del Amo Fashion Center and visit a coastal fixture at Point Vicente Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Redondo Beach holiday app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Redondo Beach takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Redondo Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Santa Monica State Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica online road trip planner.

You can drive from Redondo Beach to Santa Monica in an hour. June in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
You've now added La Jolla Cove to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Diego are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.