21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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 Crissy Field. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and McGurk Meadow. Spend the 4th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (in La Jolla) and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (in San Diego). Have a day of magic on the 14th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Cathedral, and enjoy some diversion at Tarzan's Treehouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anaheim online visit planner .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

San Diego
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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