28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Manhattan Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Santa Monica
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions website .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In December, San Francisco is colder than Brisbane - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor plenty of shopping. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon National Park will get you outdoors. On the 18th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take in a show at Hopi House, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

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

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Children's Pool, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
The Disney Gallery and Little Arabia District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Thu) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World, and stop by Build-A-Bear Workshop.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Anaheim planning website .

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manhattan Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

1
night
Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. On the 30th (Sun), stroll through Manhattan Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manhattan Beach day trip site .

You can drive from Anaheim to Manhattan Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of bus and tram. December in Manhattan Beach sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Manhattan Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

7
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.
Do your shopping at The Grove and Montana Avenue. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Los Angeles (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

Plan my day in Santa Monica using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Manhattan Beach. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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