26 days in California Itinerary

26 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Oxnard
— 4 nights
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Santa Monica
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Santa Barbara
— 11 nights
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Ventura
— 10 nights
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Oxnard

— 4 nights
The Getty Villa has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Oxnard with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley--about 34 minutes away.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oxnard driving holiday app.

Los Angeles to Oxnard is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Oxnard to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Oxnard

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 16th (Wed), browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Monica, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oxnard to Santa Monica takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to The Luffa Farm (in Nipomo), Avila Beach (Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail & Speed Boats Tours) and Foxen Vineyard & Winery (in Santa Maria). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn about winemaking at Rusack Vineyards, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Barbara Harbor, and take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara day trip app.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Santa Barbara. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ventura.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Ventura

— 10 nights
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Ojai (Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts & Horseback Riding Tours). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, get a sense of history and politics at Ventura City Hall, take in the waterfront at Ventura Pier and Promenade, and look for gifts at Ventura Harbor Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ventura day trip tool.

Ventura is very close to Santa Barbara. In June in Ventura, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.