37 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

37 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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37 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Santa Monica Pier and Six Flags Magic Mountain. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip builder site.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_fascinating_underwater_world_at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker tool.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Park and then get engrossed in the history at California State Capitol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento route builder.

Fly from Las Vegas to Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Sacramento. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven
Highlights from your plan
Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn about winemaking at Judd's Hill MicroCrush and then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa trip site.

You can drive from Sacramento to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Napa when traveling from Sacramento in October, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Balloon Rides

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Crissy Field. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker.

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Travel Town. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Corona Del Mar State Beach (in Corona del Mar), Huntington Beach Art Center (in Huntington Beach) and Anaheim (Radiator Springs Racers, Pirates of the Caribbean, &more). See even more of Los Angeles: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, shop like a local with The Grove, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Knott's Berry Farm, Corona Del Mar State Beach, Huntington Beach Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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