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:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
4
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

9
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.
Visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to LA Farmers' Market or The Grove. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and South Coast Plaza (in Costa Mesa). Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Tue) at Disneyland Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum, Crystal Cove, Mission San Juan Capistrano, South Coast Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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.
Appreciate the collections at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Pinball Hall of Fame. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Strip Gun Club. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Crocker Art Museum and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like VJB Cellars and Alcatraz Island. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and B. Wise Vineyards (in Kenwood). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Boniface Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenwood, Sacramento, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and State Street Underpass for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Monica State Beach and Cabrillo Bike Path. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Monica side-trips: Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Margerum Wine Company (in Santa Barbara). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Third Street Promenade, explore and take pictures at Greystone Mansion and Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Montana Avenue, and explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica vacation tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Greystone Mansion and Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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