13 days in California, Disney & Las Vegas Itinerary

13 days in California, Disney & Las Vegas Itinerary

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13 days in California, Disney & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Disney
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Avila Adobe and El Pueblo de Los Angeles are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. In December, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Disney.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

1
day
Disney

Disney
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Disney trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Disney. Traveling from San Diego to Disney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in December, plan for little chillier days in Disney, with highs around 11°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Disney

Parks Trails Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Disney to Las Vegas with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Disney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco visit planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums 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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