12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Malibu
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in April since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Santa Monica

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 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermosa Beach Pier, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary planning site .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Santa Monica are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

3
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.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally listen to music at Bellagio Fountains. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and flight. When traveling from Santa Monica in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego route builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim road trip planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, you will find days in Anaheim are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, see the interesting displays at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Malibu sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Malibu: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 14°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malibu

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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