8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Hollywood Walk of Fame. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Austin to Los Angeles is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 85°F and lows are around 66°F. You will leave for San Simeon on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

San Simeon

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park and then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in San Simeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Discover out-of-the-way places like Venice Canals Walkway and Playa Del Rey Beach. Explore Los Angeles further: pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online attractions planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from San Simeon, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

California travel guide

4.1
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.

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Wildlife Areas
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.