36 days in Los Angeles & Anchorage Itinerary

36 days in Los Angeles & Anchorage Itinerary

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36 days in Los Angeles & Anchorage Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 17 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 16 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

17
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough, & more) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Norton Simon Museum
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

16
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Anchorage side-trips: Wasilla (Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail & Bearpaw River Brewing Company), Palmer (Pioneer Falls & Government Peak Recreation Area) and Alaska Salmon Chaser (in Cooper Landing). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at College Fiord, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at McHugh Creek Day Use Area, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Anchorage takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Anchorage to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Palmer, Wasilla, Alaska, Alaska Salmon Chaser
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College Fiord ©
College Fiord
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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