15 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Kids will enjoy Getty Center The Publications and Disneyland Park. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Disneyland Park, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Titanic and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Strip.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are much hotter, around 45°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like San Gregorio State Beach and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. Castello di Amorosa and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Limantour Beach, San Gregorio State Beach, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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