11 nights / 12 days
Day 1: Beach tour
Visit southern California beaches (Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Manhattan Beach, Newport beach, etc.) and local vegan restaurants (e.g., Veggie Grill).
Day 2: Downtown Los Angeles and Beverley Hills
Explore downtown Los Angeles (Union Station, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, City Hall, Central Market, Disney Concert Hall) and then Hollywood (Walk of Fame, Hollywood Strip, Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood Forever Cemetery). Visit Beverly Hills.
Day 3: Day of culture
Museum day. Visit Getty Museum, La Brea Tar pits and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Day 4: Pasedena
Visit Huntington Library, art gallery and gardens. Visit Pasadena
Day 5: Griffith Park and Hollywood sign
Visit Griffith Park and Observatory (a good spot to look at HOLLYWOOD sign). Entertain at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Day 6: Farm Sanctuary
Visit Farm Sanctuary of Southern California. At night – attend concert at Hollywood bowl (May-October) or Disney Concert Hall.
Day 7: Catalina Island
Travel to Catalina Island by ferry. Hike at Catalina Island.
Day 8: Disneyland
Trip to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park.
Day 9: Whale watching
Watch whales at Orange county.
Day 10: Big Bear Mountain
Travel to Big Bear Mountain, Big Bear lake and Lake Arrowhead.
Day 11: Wine region tour
Temecula wineries tour and California olive oil tasting.
Day 12: Death Valley
Visit Death Valley or Palm Springs.