34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
car:  4​h
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
rv:  4​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Montara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Carmel
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
9
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
13
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
16
Temecula
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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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.
You've now added "O" by Cirque du Soleil to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at The Venetian.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online travel planner .

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in May, with lows around 15°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Half Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Sierra Star Golf Club, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are cooler (21°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip builder .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 1°C. You'll set off for Sacramento on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Fun & Games Spas Casinos

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
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Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe ©
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, admire the striking features of Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Auburn.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento journey app .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May, with highs in Sacramento at 31°C and lows at 13°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Old Town Auburn
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park ©
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Nob Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, and don't miss a visit to Washington Square.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Montara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Head
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Montara

Montara ©
Montara is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Pillar Point Harbor.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montara vacation planner .

Montara is very close to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Montara at 18°C and lows at 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in Montara

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Pillar Point Harbor
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Montara Point Lighthouse ©
Montara Point Lighthouse
Pillar Point Harbor ©
Pillar Point Harbor

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stop by The Cheese Shop and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then do a tasting at Talbott Vineyards, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Montara to Carmel in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Carmel are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Talbott Vineyards
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive. On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planning website .

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In May, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for San Simeon on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon travel route builder app .

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Monterey in May, plan for little chillier days in San Simeon, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Ragged Point
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery
Ragged Point ©
Ragged Point

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars and then take a stroll through State Street.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara vacation planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
State Street ©
State Street
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

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 25th (Fri): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica travel app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Santa Barbara in May, with lows around 17°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove and then kick back and relax at Laguna Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Laguna Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In May in Laguna Beach, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors Beaches Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego holiday builder tool .

Getting from Laguna Beach to San Diego by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Temecula.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Temecula

Temecula ©
Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hart Winery and Oceanside Pier. Explore Temecula's surroundings by going to Living Desert Zoo & Gardens (in Palm Desert) and Harbor Beach (in Oceanside). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take a stroll through Old Town Temecula, and learn about winemaking at Wilson Creek Winery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Temecula tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Temecula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Temecula to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Temecula

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oceanside, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Harbor Beach ©
Harbor Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
Wilson Creek Winery ©
Wilson Creek Winery

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