22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Downtown Disney, contemplate the long history of The Richard Nixon Library & Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim custom trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Crystal Cove, Knott's Berry Farm
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage and then get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsbad State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, and then wander the streets of Carlsbad Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carlsbad trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Anaheim to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in July, things will get little chillier in Carlsbad: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad Village ©
Carlsbad Village

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Bring the kids along to La Jolla Cove and Balboa Park. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Carlsbad to San Diego in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at San Gregorio State Beach and Baker Beach. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Fort Point. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the engaging exhibits at The Exploratorium, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and subway from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Attractions like Santa Monica Beach and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Original Muscle Beach. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Getty Center Publications, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Do a combination of subway, flight, and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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