17 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

17 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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17 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  19​h 15​min
1
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Have a day of magic on the 27th (Thu) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: try out the rides at Downtown Disney, catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World, and have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

Plan my trip to Anaheim with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Melbourne, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Anaheim, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 25°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego attractions planner .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 10th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area

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