27 days in West Coast, Orlando & Las Vegas Itinerary

27 days in West Coast, Orlando & Las Vegas Itinerary

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27 days in West Coast, Orlando & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Crissy Field. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

5
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Radiator Springs Racers). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

Discover how to plan a Los Angeles trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Disney's Hollywood Studios. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Orlando at 36°C and lows at 24°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Getting from Orlando to Las Vegas by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Orlando in May, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): walk around Golden Gate Park, explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, and then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco route site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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