33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Diego. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
days
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Have a day of magic on the 28th (Thu) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, explore and take pictures at Honda Center, don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District, and have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Anaheim, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney
Downtown Disney

5
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 Los Angeles with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, about 34 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation builder.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
day
Santa Barbara

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.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

6
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 10th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Barbara to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Barbara in January, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 7°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Las Vegas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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