13 days in Malibu & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in Malibu & Los Angeles Itinerary

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13 days in Malibu & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  45​min
1
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Paramount Ranch, and then examine the collection at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, don't miss a visit to Malibu Pier, and then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Malibu trip app .

Los Angeles to Malibu is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Malibu, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paramount Ranch
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El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

10
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Oak Canyon Nature Center and Ballona Wetlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Malibu in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach Pier, Star Eco Station
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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