58 days in Vancouver, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

58 days in Vancouver, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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58 days in Vancouver, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Vancouver
— 27 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 26 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

27
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Tillamook Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens (in Brush Prairie), Astoria (Clatsop Spit, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, & more) and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Vancouver is minus 18 hours. In April, Vancouver is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Tillamook, Cascade Locks, Oregon
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, stroll through Lincoln Park, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and then admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Vancouver to San Francisco in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

26
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Will Rogers State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more), Santa Monica (Shotgun House, Ocean Avenue, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Rey Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Royal Palms State Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Running Horse Ranch, Skyrose Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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