21 days in California, Sandusky & Orlando Itinerary

21 days in California, Sandusky & Orlando Itinerary

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21 days in California, Sandusky & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + train:  8​h 45​min
3
Sandusky
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego visit planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
day
Sandusky

Sandusky
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Osborn Recreation Area, and finally steep yourself in history at Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandusky trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Diego to Sandusky in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in April; daily highs in Sandusky reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Sandusky

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huron, Castalia Quarry Reserve

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 20th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online route maker .

You can fly from Sandusky to Orlando in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Orlando is much hotter than Sandusky - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll through Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then trek along Big Trees Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): trek along Mt. Whitney, trek along Big Baldy, and then stroll through Redwood Canyon Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Orlando to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in April; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 29°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy

2
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online tour builder .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 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 27th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, then walk around Sonoma Plaza, and finally look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Healdsburg, with lows of 8°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Modus Operandi Cellars, Wine Tours & Tastings, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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