26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

6
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 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip 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. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (in San Diego). Have a day of magic on the 19th (Sun) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, wander the streets of Little Arabia District, and have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online vacation planner .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In May, daytime highs in Anaheim are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Anaheim in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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