21 days in Southern California Itinerary

21 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California trip itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 8 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 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and hike along Temescal Gateway Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions app.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 8:

Santa Barbara

— 5 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, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, cast your line with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter, and take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip builder website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19: