15 days in United States & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in United States & Melbourne Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
2
Santa Monica, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Solvang, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pismo Beach, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Big Sur, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Santa Cruz, United States
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
8
Redwood National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Medford, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
10
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Sydney, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, thensee the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning tool.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Santa Monica, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and then look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

Start your trip to Santa Monica by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Santa Monica takes 19.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Santa Monica is minus 18 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature Beaches Parks
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 8th (Sun), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey maker website.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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night
Solvang, United States

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at La Purisima State Historical Park, learn about winemaking at Rusack Vineyards, thendo a tasting at Carhartt Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Solvang day trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Solvang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Solvang, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Purisima State Historical Park, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Carhartt Vineyard
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Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard

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night
Pismo Beach, United States

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Bishop Peak and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Pismo Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Pismo Beach are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bishop Peak
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Bishop Peak ©
Bishop Peak

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Big Sur, United States

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Coast Gallery Big Sur, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Pismo Beach in April, you will find days in Big Sur are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Santa Cruz, United States

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Natural Bridges State Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz road trip website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

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Redwood National Park, United States

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz to Redwood National Park. When traveling from Santa Cruz in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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night
Medford, United States

Medford ©
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Upper and Lower Table Rock.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Medford trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Medford in 4 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, expect nights in Medford to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Medford

Nature Parks
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Upper and Lower Table Rock ©
Upper and Lower Table Rock

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, thentake in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Medford to Las Vegas. In April, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Medford - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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