15 days in Western US & Florida Itinerary

15 days in Western US & Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Western US & Florida Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Canberra

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Canberra, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Canberra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego visit planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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 8th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

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You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West vacation maker app .

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in April, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

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