18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Santa Monica
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Family-friendly places like La Jolla Cove and Balboa Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Diego, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Head to The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk and The Packing Housefor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, you will find days in Anaheim are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks, #Shopping
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melrose Trading Post and The Original Farmers Market. Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Grove make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stop by Amoeba Music, browse the eclectic array of goods at Flower Market, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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The Grove ©
The Grove
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Santa Monica Beach and Zuma Beach will thrill your kids. You'll get in some beach time at Hermosa Beach Pier and Manhattan Beach. Explore Santa Monica's surroundings by going to Bart's Books (in Ojai), Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura) and Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

Discover how to plan a Santa Monica trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Santa Monica hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Two Rodeo Drive, Ventura Harbor Village, Bart's Books, 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

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