16 days in San Francisco, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly + bus:  4​h
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Melbourne

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at The Exploratorium, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
The Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden

5
days
Anaheim

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Knott's Berry Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido (about 2 hours away). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's much more to do: laugh and play at Downtown Disney, admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and make a trip to Anaheim Packing District.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and bus from San Francisco to Anaheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Sightseeing Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Knott's Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney

5
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory
Getty Center The Publications

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