13 days in Southern California Itinerary

13 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to Los Angeles. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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San Diego

— 4 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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Santa Barbara

— 4 nights

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.
Dedicate the 6th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 44°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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