37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + shuttle:  19​h 45​min
1
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sacramento
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Anaheim
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Santa Cruz is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Santa Cruz reach 21°C and lows reach 7°C. You'll set off for San Jose on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 25th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, then get your game on at Golfland USA, then get curious at Children's Discovery Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Sikh Gurdwara.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Jose travel tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Jose are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Childrens Museums Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Golfland USA
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Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum
Golfland USA ©
Golfland USA
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Sikh Gurdwara

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Crissy Field will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route builder .

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. February in San Francisco sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

4
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tahoe Donner and iFLY Sacramento. Get out of town with these interesting Sacramento side-trips: Truckee (Tahoe Donner Cross Country, Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, & more) and West Coast Falconry (in Marysville). There's more to do: stop by Andy's Candy Apothecary and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. March in Sacramento sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Truckee, West Coast Falconry, iFLY Sacramento
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West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Gun Garage, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

Fly from Sacramento to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sacramento in March, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: have fun at Balboa Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

6
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Radiator Springs Racers. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, laugh and play at Downtown Disney, catch some excitement at Grizzly River Run, and identify plant and animal life at Oak Canyon Nature Center.

Plan trip to Anaheim with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, get curious at California Science Center, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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