24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary builder

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Glendale
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes California Science Center as well as Venice Beach and Boardwalk. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey builder site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
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Santa Monica

— 3 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.
Step out of Santa Monica with an excursion to Zuma Beach in Malibu--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll through South Bay Bicycle Trail, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary builder site.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Santa Monica are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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San Diego

— 5 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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then hike along Scenic Road Walkway, and finally grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, then take in the exciting artwork at Venture Gallery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip app.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online route planner.

Getting from Monterey to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Glendale.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Glendale

— 2 nights
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Glendale is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Desert Garden, stroll around Brand Park, look for gifts at The Huntington Store, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Beaudry Loop.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glendale day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Glendale in 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get a bit warmer in Glendale: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Glendale

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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.