23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Anaheim
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get curious at California Science Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): try your luck at Casino at the Venetian and then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Rainbow Sandals (in San Clemente), Temecula (Wine Tours & Tastings & Old Town Temecula) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Tue) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park, don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District, get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, and make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim travel planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Anaheim by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Anaheim hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Temecula, Oceanside Pier, Knott's Berry Farm, Rainbow Sandals
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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