21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Stahl House, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

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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 and tram. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara holiday planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in Santa Barbara: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Malibu Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Cove.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Malibu online itinerary planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Malibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malibu, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim tour site .

You can drive from Malibu to Anaheim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Malibu in September, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 25th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans is 2 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 17°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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