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 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Malibu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign in Santa Monica, approximately 34 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday 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. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. We've included these beaches for you: Nicholas Canyon Beach and Surfrider Beach. Family-friendly places like El Pescador State Beach and Zuma Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Westward Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, take in the waterfront at Malibu Pier, and learn about winemaking at Malibu Family Wines.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Malibu road trip planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Malibu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Surfrider Beach ©
Surfrider Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach

4
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Black's Beach. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Malibu to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Diego are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
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.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and Baker Beach. Kids will enjoy China Beach and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Bodega Dunes in Bodega, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

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