23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Willow Beach in Fort Mohave, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. PS Architecture Tours has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Ryan Mountain and Barker Dam Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brandini Toffee and 49 Palms Canyon Trail. The adventure continues: revel in the low prices at Cabazon Outlets and take an in-depth tour of Cabot's Pueblo Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Palm Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Palm Springs at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Cabot's Pueblo Museum, Cabazon Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Cabazon Outlets ©
Cabazon Outlets
Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Cabot's Pueblo Museum

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Shores Park and La Jolla Cove. Step out of San Diego to go to Carlsbad and see South Carlsbad State Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Palm Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in November: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Newport Beach and Victoria Beach will thrill your kids. Shop till you drop at The Disney Gallery and Buy Hand. Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Tom's Farms (in Temescal Valley), Dana Strands Beach (in Dana Point) and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological (in Murrieta). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and enjoy the sand and surf at The Wedge.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Tom's Farms, Dana Strands Beach, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Highlights from your plan
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. November in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Take a break from the city and head to Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, make a trip to Ghirardelli Square, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes, Goat Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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