23 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

23 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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23 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Anaheim
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Big Red Bus Company, Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica day trip planning app.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ride! Venice
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

few
hours
Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Malibu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Malibu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Nature

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip maker site .

Drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Malibu in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo holiday maker site .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for San Simeon on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Outdoors Parks

few
hours
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
You've now added Hearst Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planner.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to San Simeon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September: highs in San Simeon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cannery Row.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

4
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 Golden Gate Rides, Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Rides ©
Golden Gate Rides

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.
To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

5
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 Disney California Adventure Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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