28 days in Southern California Itinerary

28 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California trip planner

Make it your trip
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 9 nights
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Riverside
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 9 nights
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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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, don't miss a visit to Chaucer's Bookstore, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, and trek along Cabrillo Bike Path.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online sightseeing planner.

Denver to Santa Barbara is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Santa Barbara is minus 1 hour. In February, Santa Barbara is much hotter than Denver - with highs of 67°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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Los Angeles

— 9 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 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planning website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in February, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Riverside.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
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Riverside

— 4 nights
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Riverside is known for museums, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Kelly's Spa at the Mission Inn, brush up on your military savvy at March Field Air Museum, and see the interesting displays at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Riverside trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Riverside in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in February, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Riverside

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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San Diego

— 9 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.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planner.

You can drive from Riverside to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Riverside in February, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors
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