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27 days in United States Itinerary
Fly: 18h 15min
Los Angeles— 4 nights
Fly + Drive: 6h 45min
Yosemite National Park— 5 nights
Drive: 4h 15min
San Francisco— 6 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Las Vegas— 5 nights
San Diego— 4 nights
Fly: 20h 30min
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City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. You'll explore and learn at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (in Simi Valley) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through Santa Monica Beach, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE.
For reviews and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.
Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Hermosa Beach Pier, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica State Beach
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.Step out of the city life by going to Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Capitan and Tioga Pass. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve in Lee Vining--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and hike along Panorama Trail.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary creator.
Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.
Things to do in Yosemite National Park
Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio), Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas) and V. Sattui (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, stroll through China Beach, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner.
Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.
Things to do in San Francisco
Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui Winery, Rodeo Beach, Bolinas Beach, Castello di Amorosa
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.The Mob Museum and Titanic will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and The Neon Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Overton (Mouse's Tank & Lost City Museum) and Helicopter Tours (in Boulder City). The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, identify plant and animal life at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.
Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.
Things to do in Las Vegas
Overton, Helicopter Tours
America's Finest City
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.Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park will get you outdoors. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Moonlight Beach (in Encinitas) and Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park and stroll through Coronado Beach.
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour planner.
Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in San Diego
Coronado Beach, Moonlight State Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach
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