17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— Few hours
2
Anaheim
— 5 nights
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
6
Santa Monica
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Radiator Springs Racers will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Thu) at Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, see where the action happens at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, find something for the whole family at Adventure City, and take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim day trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite 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
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Yosemite Village. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route app.

Getting from San Diego to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Hawthorne Gallery, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Big Sur planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 17 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Big Sur is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get curious at Camera Obscura, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica holiday builder app.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Monica in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in October; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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