25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Japanese Tea Garden and Cable Car Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (9°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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.
Kids will enjoy Dodger Stadium and The Getty Villa. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Runyon Canyon Park, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire all the interesting features of Staples Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Six Flags Magic Mountain, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium
Runyon Canyon Park ©
Runyon Canyon Park

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Venture out of the city with trips to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Oak Canyon Nature Center, stroll through Carlsbad State Beach, experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip itinerary builder website .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In December in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Diego, Dolphin & Whale Watching, South Carlsbad State Beach, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Room Escape Games

7
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Dole Plantation (in Wahiawa). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Honolulu vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Anaheim to Honolulu. Traveling from Anaheim in December, you will find days in Honolulu are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Oahu, Kailua, Dole Plantation, Turtle Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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