8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Austin

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker .

Austin to Los Angeles is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In September, Los Angeles is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. You will leave for San Simeon on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
You've now added Hearst Castle to your itinerary. On the 11th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park and then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Simeon road trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Limekiln State Park
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Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
See some other sides of Los Angeles: appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, stop by Guitar Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Del Rey Beach ©
Playa Del Rey Beach
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Guitar Center ©
Guitar Center

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