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:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In February, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
On the 10th (Sun), try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 21°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Fisherman's Wharf has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then stroll through Fort Funston National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco route maker tool .

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. In February in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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