22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Sydney

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Baker Beach, take a stroll through Union Square, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
day
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in Southern California, United States near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for gifts at California Fruit Depot and then stroll through Hart Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bakersfield tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Bakersfield. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bakersfield when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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Hart Memorial Park ©
Hart Memorial Park
California Fruit Depot ©
California Fruit Depot

4
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Get some cultural insight at Getty Center The Publications and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town Museum, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

You can drive from Bakersfield to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Beach, Disneyland Park
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
days
San Diego

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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Family-friendly places like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

5
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, look for gifts at Barneys New York, take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and buy something for everyone on your list at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in January, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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