13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. In June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Mugu State Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Malibu Pier. On your second day here, see a world frozen in time at Paramount Ranch and then browse the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu vacation site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Malibu to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Point Mugu State Park, Paramount Ranch
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Point Mugu State Park ©
Point Mugu State Park

1
night
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.
For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Santa Barbara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Malibu in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods Scenic Drive Historic Sites

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and then wander the streets of Ocean Avenue.

Find out how to plan Monterey trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Union Square and Castello di Amorosa. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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