30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Morro Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and V. Sattui Winery. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oakdale.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

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 off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: get great views at Tunnel View, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Limekiln State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Big Sur side-trips: Carmel Valley (Garland Ranch Regional Park & Folktale Winery & Vineyard). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Big Sur tour itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carmel Valley
Highlights from your plan
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

4
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Explore hidden gems such as Hearst Castle and Morro Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morro Bay: Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach), San Simeon (Elephant Seal Rookery, Hearst Ranch Winery, & more) and Piedras Blancas Light Station (in Cambria). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, don't miss a visit to Nitt Witt Ridge, stop by Alapay Cellars, and see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Morro Bay takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in August: highs in Morro Bay hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Avila Beach
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge and Moonlight State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & Victoria Beach), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Rainbow Sandals (in San Clemente). Have a day of magic on the 13th (Tue) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 14th (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's more to do: examine the collection at Mission San Luis Rey.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim vacation maker site .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morro Bay in August, things will get a bit warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Encinitas, Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge, Mission San Luis Rey, Rainbow Sandals
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carpinteria State Beach and El Matador State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Malibu (Zuma Beach & Carbon Beach), Aquarium of the Pacific (in Long Beach) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip site .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Mission San Buenaventura, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Aquarium of the Pacific, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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