20 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

20 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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20 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  18​h
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
Mendocino, United States
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney, Australia

4
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Granville Island and Gastown. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks. Venture out of the city with trips to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta) and Urban Safari Rescue Society (in Surrey). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology, explore the activities along English Bay, stroll through Bloedel Conservatory, and steep yourself in history at Yaletown.

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Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Vancouver is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for little chillier days in Vancouver, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Urban Safari Rescue Society, Lighthouse Park, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

2
days
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle travel route planner .

Drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mendocino.

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Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

2
days
Mendocino, United States

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, then enjoy the sea views from Point Cabrillo Light Station, and then kick back and relax at Glass Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at B Bryan Preserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendocino online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Mendocino takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mendocino, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Bragg, B Bryan Preserve
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Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station

2
days
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 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Titanic and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mendocino to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mendocino in May, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
days
San Diego, United States

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.
On the 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

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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 May: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
days
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.
Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and Bergamot Station. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Santa Monica Mountains, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, and make a trip to Third Street Promenade.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey maker site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
days
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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