38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Truckee
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

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

7
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, enjoy some diversion at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, catch some excitement at Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, and let little ones run wild at Goofy's Playhouse.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim day trip site .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In January, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Christ Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, take a memorable tour with Tours, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and wander the streets of The Strip.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Anaheim in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

3
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Bring the kids along to Tahoe Donner and Tahoe City Field Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Truckee: Tahoe Maritime Museum (in Homewood) and Gatekeeper's Museum (in Tahoe City). There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, have fun and explore at KidZone Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Granite Chief, and make a trip to Martis Peak Fire Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Truckee trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Truckee takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Truckee are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are cooler (-10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Granite Chief, Tahoe Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Granite Chief ©
Granite Chief
KidZone Museum ©
KidZone Museum
Tahoe Maritime Museum ©
Tahoe Maritime Museum

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Bring the kids along to Adventure Mountain and Magic Carpet Golf. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Catholic Church, and stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online route planner .

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf

9
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. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, take a stroll through SoMa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks.

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Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in February, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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