34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
rv:  4​h
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Montara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Carmel
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Temecula
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne

3
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've now added "O" by Cirque du Soleil to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in May, with lows around 15°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
days
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Half Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then play a few rounds at Sierra Star Golf Club, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are cooler (21°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome
Vernal Fall
Tioga Pass

1
day
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and then try to win big at Harveys Casino.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 1°C. You will leave for Sacramento on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Casinos Fun & Games Spas

Side Trip

Stateline
Highlights from your plan
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe

2
days
Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum and then explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, then kick back and relax at Beals Point, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Auburn.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento tour planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May, with highs in Sacramento at 31°C and lows at 13°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town Auburn, Beals Point
Highlights from your plan
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
California State Railroad Museum
Beals Point

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sacramento to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Montara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks

1
day
Montara

Montara is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then kick back and relax at Mavericks.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montara trip itinerary maker.

Montara is just a stone's throw from San Francisco. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Montara hover around 18°C and lows are around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Carmel.

Things to do in Montara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mavericks, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Mavericks
Montara Point Lighthouse

2
days
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then do a tasting at Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montara to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery

2
days
Monterey

The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive. On the 21st (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder.

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In May, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for San Simeon on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach
Cannery Row
San Carlos Cathedral

1
day
San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas and then step into the grandiose world of Friends of Hearst Castle.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon vacation trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 11°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Brown Butter Cookie Co
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas
Friends of Hearst Castle
Brown Butter Cookie Co

1
day
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then take a stroll through State Street.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1
day
Santa Monica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by Magicopolis, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica online itinerary creator.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Monica, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Beach
Ocean Avenue

3
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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

1
day
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove and then kick back and relax at Newport Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Laguna Beach itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Laguna Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Newport Beach
Crystal Cove
Mission San Juan Capistrano

3
days
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Marston House Museum. Visiting La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Presidio Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and wander the streets of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder.

Drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Temecula.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum

3
days
Temecula

Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wilson Creek Winery and Oceanside Pier. Get in touch with nature at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Harbor Beach. Explore Temecula's surroundings by going to Shield's Date Farm (in Indio), Mission San Luis Rey (in Oceanside) and Sunnylands (in Rancho Mirage). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take a stroll through Old Town Temecula, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Temecula custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Temecula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Temecula hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Temecula

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Oceanside, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Shield's Date Farm, Sunnylands
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Wine Tours & Tastings
Wilson Creek Winery

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