18 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

18 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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18 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Presidio of San Francisco and Alcatraz Island are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crocker Art Museum and Marin Headlands. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & California State Capitol Museum) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Counts Kustoms. Museum-lovers will appreciate Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Shelby American Inc. Venture out of the city with trips to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin), Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Auto Collections, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Clark County Heritage Museum, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Coronado Beach. Visit La Jolla Shores Park and South Carlsbad State Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Del Mar City Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Coronado Beach, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, see the interesting displays at Skirball Cultural Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online visit planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ocean Avenue, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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