15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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 9th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at California Science Center, examine the collection at Travel Town, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online day trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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