21 days in Southern California Itinerary

21 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Bernardino
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly

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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 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and learn more about the world around you at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker website.

Linton, UK to Santa Barbara is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. August in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors
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San Diego

— 6 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: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego route maker tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Diego by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Bernardino.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors
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San Bernardino

— 2 nights
San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the "Inland Empire"). Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery and then stroll around Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum and then walk around Mount Rubidoux Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Bernardino attractions app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to San Bernardino takes 2 hours. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Bernardino: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Los Angeles

— 7 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 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stop by Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

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You can drive from San Bernardino to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. While traveling from San Bernardino, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites
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