14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at China Beach and Baker Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the landmark architecture of War Memorial Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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 La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder website .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Shop till you drop at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Bergamot Station. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, browse the different shops at The Grove, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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