22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Visit China Beach and Fort Funston National Park for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 30th (Thu), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Krog Street Market and then examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Atlanta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Atlanta are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Krog Street Market ©
Krog Street Market

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip planning tool .

Getting from Atlanta to San Antonio by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to San Antonio is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego capture your imagination. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and stop by Little Italy Mercato.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Getting from San Antonio to San Diego by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in September, things will get little chillier in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Santa Monica Beach, and then stop by Magicopolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach and then kick back and relax at Hermosa Beach Pier.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica day trip planning website .

Getting from San Diego to Santa Monica by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In September in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Avila Adobe and Hollywood Walk of Fame. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour site .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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