12 days in Santa Monica, Los Angeles & Long Beach Itinerary

12 days in Santa Monica, Los Angeles & Long Beach Itinerary

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Santa Monica
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

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Santa Monica

— 2 nights

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 19th (Sun), stroll around Palisades Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Santa Monica is an approximately 8.5-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and tram. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. July in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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Los Angeles

— 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at Petersen Automotive Museum and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Get outdoors at Will Rogers State Historic Park and Bronson Caves. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Bakersfield (Kern County Museum & Buck Owens' Crystal Palace). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Valley Relics Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route site.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Long Beach

— 1 night

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the galleries of Montanez Adobe, kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, stroll through Victoria Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and finally stroll through Orange County Coast. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Belmont Shore and then stroll through Rosie's Dog Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Long Beach visit planning website.

Long Beach is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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