50 days in Southern California & Rancho Cucamonga Itinerary

50 days in Southern California & Rancho Cucamonga Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route planner

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Santa Barbara
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 15 nights
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Rancho Cucamonga
— 12 nights
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Los Angeles
— 14 nights
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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.
Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara attractions app.

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Santa Barbara is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 27:

San Diego

— 15 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 3rd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and walk around La Jolla Cove.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rancho Cucamonga.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 12:

Rancho Cucamonga

— 12 nights
Rancho Cucamonga is a suburban city situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Rancho Cucamonga: Greenspot Farms (in Mentone), Bear Valley Christian Faith Center (in Big Bear Lake) and Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch (in Pomona). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, indulge in some personalized pampering at Salt Oasis, see the interesting displays at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rancho Cucamonga trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Rancho Cucamonga takes 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Rancho Cucamonga. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Rancho Cucamonga

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 24:

Los Angeles

— 14 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 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and make a trip to Angels Flight Railway.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rancho Cucamonga to Los Angeles takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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