16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at China Beach and Baker Beach. Let the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Moss Beach to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica Mountains and Manhattan Beach. Relax by the water at Santa Monica Beach and Hermosa Beach Pier. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica day trip planning app .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Monica, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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