9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

Make it your trip
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manhattan Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Canada Flintridge
— 1 day
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, Wayfarers Chapel and Spadena House. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, see the interesting displays at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Spadena House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wayfarers Chapel, and then admire the natural beauty at Cerritos Sculpture Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Anaheim. In October in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manhattan Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach

— 2 nights
Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Manhattan Beach Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Downtown Manhattan Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Sand Dune Park, take in the waterfront at Hermosa Beach Pier, then take in the waterfront at Redondo Beach Pier, and finally stroll around Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Manhattan Beach vacation planning app.

You can drive from Anaheim to Manhattan Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of bus and tram. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for little chillier days in Manhattan Beach, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Canada Flintridge.

Things to do in Manhattan Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

La Canada Flintridge

— 1 day
La Cañada Flintridge is a city in Los Angeles County, California, with a population of 20,246 in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Mount Wilson Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Lanterman House Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Descanso Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Canada Flintridge visit planner.

You can drive from Manhattan Beach to La Canada Flintridge in an hour. Traveling from Manhattan Beach in October, things will get little chillier in La Canada Flintridge: highs are around 71°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in La Canada Flintridge

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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 added SB Buggie, Oviatt Building, Marciano Art Foundation, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Pier Aquarium). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning site.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from La Canada Flintridge. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from La Canada Flintridge in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

California travel guide

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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.