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:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Anaheim
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Park Carousel and Dylan's Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): go sightseeing with Dylan's Tours, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and then have some family-friendly fun at Golden Gate Park Carousel.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Dylan's Tours ©
Dylan's Tours

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Lobos as well as Monterey Bay Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

7
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 Santa Monica State Beach. Attractions like Disney California Adventure Park and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Anaheim with a short trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, about 50 minutes away.

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

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
You've now added The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchR to your itinerary. On the 10th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier and then get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchR.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad trip planner .

You can drive from Anaheim to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, Carlsbad is a bit cooler than Anaheim - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch ©
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

3
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday app .

Getting from Carlsbad to San Diego by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlsbad in April, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 15th (Mon).

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

few
hours
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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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