19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paramount Pictures - Studio Tours as well as TCL Chinese Theatres. Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at California Science Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park as well as Disney California Adventure Park. Family-friendly places like Downtown Disney and Knott's Berry Farm will thrill your kids.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim holiday site .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Knott's Berry Farm
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. You've now added Pismo Beach Premium Outlets to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), browse the different shops at Pismo Beach Premium Outlets.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pismo Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Anaheim to Pismo Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in December, Pismo Beach is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pismo Beach Premium Outlets ©
Pismo Beach Premium Outlets

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pismo Beach to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pismo Beach in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Incline Village (Sand Harbor & Diamond Peak Ski Resort) and Northstar California (in Truckee). On the 24th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be cooler, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Incline Village, Lake Tahoe (California), Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Northstar California
Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Northstar California ©
Northstar California

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