27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City), Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and get curious at DISCOVERY Children's Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. In June, Las Vegas is much warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 46°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County Heritage Museum
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (26°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

8
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, engage your brain at California Science Center, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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