19 days in Southern California Itinerary

19 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California attractions planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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San Diego

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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Bristol, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to San Diego is minus 8 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:

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.
Santa Barbara is known for wineries, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from San Diego in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Los Angeles

— 6 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 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, relax and rejuvenate at Original Muscle Beach, and watch a film at California Science Center.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29: