14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
4
Anaheim
— 4 nights

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Santa Monica to Santa Clarita to see Six Flags Magic Mountain about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip builder tool.

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. May in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Rodeo Drive
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Joshua Tree National Park is known for nature, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Lost Palms Oasis Trail, explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boy Scout Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Monica to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in May: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Keys View ©
Keys View
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, walk around Shelter Island Park Shoreline, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach). There's much more to do: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, get your game on at Flightdeck Simulation Center, try out the rides at Downtown Disney, and take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Heisler Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Huntington Beach Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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