11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online holiday builder .

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. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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