13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip 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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then shop like a local with South Coast Plaza. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery and then steep yourself in history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anaheim road trip planning app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, South Coast Plaza, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can 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
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planning app .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in December, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey builder tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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