35 days in Southern California Itinerary

35 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California travel planner

Make it your trip
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Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 10 nights
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Riverside
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 14 nights
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Santa Barbara

— 6 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: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara day trip planning site.

Fort Myers to Santa Barbara is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Myers to Santa Barbara. Traveling from Fort Myers in June, expect Santa Barbara to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:

Los Angeles

— 10 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 (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Riverside.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 7:

Riverside

— 4 nights
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Step out of Riverside to go to San Bernardino and see Rim of the World Highway, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside National Cemetery, stroll around Ryan Bonaminio Park, examine the collection at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Heritage House.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Riverside day 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. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Riverside, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Riverside

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

San Diego

— 14 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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through Black's Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego visit site.

Traveling by car from Riverside to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Riverside in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 25: