18 days in Los Angeles, Vancouver & Whistler Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles, Vancouver & Whistler Itinerary

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18 days in Los Angeles, Vancouver & Whistler Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
3
Whistler, Canada
— 9 nights
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disney California Adventure Park) and Camera Obscura (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 16th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, take a stroll through Gastown, and then meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Vancouver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in Vancouver hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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VanDusen Botanical Garden ©
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Gastown ©
Gastown

9
nights
Whistler, Canada

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Bring the kids along to Whistler Blackcomb and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Zipline and Backcountry Snowcats Ltd will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Whistler to Brackendale to see Garibaldi Provincial Park about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Olympic Park, get engrossed in the history at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre.

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You can fly from Vancouver to Whistler in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Whistler to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Garibaldi Provincial Park, Backcountry Snowcats Ltd
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Zipline
Whistler Olympic Park ©
Whistler Olympic Park

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Whistler in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Downtown Disney
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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