36 days in Southern California Itinerary

36 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California tour itinerary planner

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 11 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 7 nights
Drive
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Riverside
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 12 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast

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Los Angeles

— 11 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 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Belfast, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Belfast to Los Angeles. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
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Santa Barbara

— 7 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: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip maker app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Riverside.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · 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. Step out of Riverside with an excursion to Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Heritage House, stroll around Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, and examine the collection at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Riverside trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Riverside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in July; daily highs in Riverside reach 40°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Riverside

Museums · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Diego

— 12 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 31st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego tour planning website.

You can drive from Riverside to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Riverside in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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