18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + bus + subway + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: get great views at Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Bring the kids along to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Safari West and V. Sattui Winery. Take a break from Napa with a short trip to Modus Operandi Cellars in St. Helena, about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Napa trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Napa by combination of car, flight, subway, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Napa is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Safari West, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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