18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Julian
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Palm Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Twentynine Palms
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Needles
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
7
Oatman
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Kingman
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
drive:  10​h 30​min
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
14
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Adelaide

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour builder site .

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier.

Make your San Diego itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Julian.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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hours
Julian

Julian
Julian is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California, in the United States. For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Julian tour planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Julian in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in October since evenings lows in Julian dip to 10°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Julian

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Julian to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Julian in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Children's Discovery Museum
Highlights from your plan
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum

1
night
Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Twentynine Palms journey planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Twentynine Palms takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in October: high temperatures in Twentynine Palms hover around 33°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toNeedles.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Needles

Needles
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Needles itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Needles in 2.5 hours. October in Needles sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for Oatman on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Needles

Golf Outdoors Parks

few
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Oatman

Oatman ©
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oatman trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Needles to Oatman takes an hour. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kingman.
Highlights from your plan
Oatman Gift Shack ©
Oatman Gift Shack

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hours
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kingman trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oatman to Kingman takes an hour. Traveling from Oatman in October, things will get slightly colder in Kingman: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bonelli house ©
Bonelli house

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Neon Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planning app .

Getting from Kingman to Las Vegas by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Kingman to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingman in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 18°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Titanic ©
Titanic

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 11°C. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Death Valley National Park to Santa Barbara in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.
Highlights from your plan
Moreton Bay Fig Tree ©
Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Simeon journey builder .

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Ragged Point
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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hours
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Jose travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Simeon in October: highs in San Jose hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Point Isabel and Drakes Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Limantour Beach and Bodega Head. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Drakes Beach, Bodega Head, Limantour Beach, Point Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

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