19 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

19 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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19 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Beach will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Carpinteria State Beach and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley--about 1h 05 min away. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Carpinteria State Beach, Disneyland Park
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Carlsbad State Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Shores Park and La Jolla Cove. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Carlsbad to see LEGOLAND California about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Diego Zoo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carlsbad
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and California Academy of Sciences. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Limantour Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas). Dedicate the 19th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, kick back and relax at Drakes Beach, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip site .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in June, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Safari West, Muir Woods National Monument, Drakes Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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