Please let me know if this looks too ambitious:
3 full days, reaching LAX Tuesday August 14th evening (Hotel/Family in Buena Park). Have August 15th, 16th and 17th full days and then return from LAX on Saturday the 18th late AM.
Day #1 (Wednesday) Visit Universal Studios, Griffith Park/ Observatory/ Hollywood/ Beverly Hills, drive down Sunset Blvd to PCH to Topanga Canyon to Fwy 101 North. Spend night somewhere north between Sherman Oaks and Camarillo.
Day #2 (Thursday) Explore Santa Barbara, then drive down 101 to Oxnard and catch PCH back to Santa Monica via Malibu, then drive down Hwy 1 From Somewhere in Orange County to Fwy 5 south to San Diego. Spend night in San Diego.
Day #3 (Friday) Explore San Diego and then drive north to either Anaheim/ Buena Park OR somewhere near LAX to spend night.
Flight back from LAX (Saturday) at 11:15 AM.
Please feel free to shuffle the days if you think it would work better. Please suggest any other itinerary you deem more logical. Sight seeing is mostly important as I will be bringing family from UK to escape the Texas heat.Just wanted to visit Universal as there are 3 teenagers and a 6 yr old in the group.
Thank you in advance.