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

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

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

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Head to Melrose Trading Post and Bergamot Stationfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, make a trip to Stahl House, stop by Studio City Farmers Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip 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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for gifts at Barneys New York, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online day trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

6
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 Baker Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Civic Center. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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