10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney


2
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Travel Town. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
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.
On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo and then stroll through Children's Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning app .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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