21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camarillo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
11
San Diego
— 2 nights
12
Anaheim
— 1 night
train:  30​min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Canberra

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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 next day, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Canberra to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) 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

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at 26-Mile Bike Path. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker website .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Camarillo.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Venice Beach and Boardwalk
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26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Camarillo

Camarillo ©
Camarillo is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Camarillo trip planning website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Camarillo in an hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, Camarillo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Camarillo

Shopping
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Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
You've now added Stearns Wharf to your itinerary.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Camarillo to Santa Barbara takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to San Simeon.
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Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks
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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery

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hours
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel tour builder website .

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in October: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Cruz, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Carmel to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shark Fin Cove
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Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

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hours
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Levi's Stadium.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Jose trip website .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October in San Jose, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
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Levi's Stadium ©
Levi's Stadium

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour builder app .

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park and then admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip maker app .

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 somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Angel Stadium of Anaheim ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Planning Los Angeles trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. On the 4th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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