55 days in Southern California Itinerary

55 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California trip itinerary planner

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Santa Barbara
— 11 nights
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Los Angeles
— 19 nights
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Riverside
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 18 nights
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Santa Barbara

— 11 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: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the majestic nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and see what you can catch with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online itinerary planner.

Portland to Santa Barbara is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 12:

Los Angeles

— 19 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 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Riverside.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Find places to stay Jun 12 — Jul 1:

Riverside

— 6 nights
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Explore Riverside's surroundings by going to San Bernardino (Glen Helen Raceway & Rim of the World Highway). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Inland Empire Military Museum, walk around Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, and admire the natural beauty at University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Riverside trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Riverside by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Riverside, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Riverside

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Diego

— 18 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, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Riverside to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Riverside in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
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