26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Anaheim
— 4 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 list of things to see and do now includes Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Bay, Santa Monica State Beach, and other attractions.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles 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. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

few
hours
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Malibu Pier.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu route website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Malibu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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.
State Street has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara day trip planning website .

You can drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Malibu in December, Santa Barbara is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors

6
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 Cable Cars, Chinatown, San Francisco Bay, and other attractions you added. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Apple Park Visitor Center, Google Android Lawn Statues, Stanford University
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Folsom Premium Outlets as well as California State Capitol Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum and stop by Fountains at Roseville.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sacramento day trip website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sacramento, with lows around 3°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sacramento

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Folsom Premium Outlets, Fountains at Roseville
Highlights from your plan
Fountains at Roseville ©
Fountains at Roseville
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South as well as Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Hoover Dam Bypass. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Las Vegas Downtown. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at New York New York Casino, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

1
day
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, then take in a show at Hopi House, and finally admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are cooler (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Start your trip to Las Vegas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

4
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, Fireworks at Disneyland Park and Newport Beach. Head to The Lego Store and Irvine Spectrum Centerfor some retail therapy. Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Laguna Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Riverside National Cemetery (in Riverside). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park, stop by World of Disney, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center, Riverside National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Fireworks at Disneyland Park ©
Fireworks at Disneyland Park

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