30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Tucson
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Double R Ranch (in Benson) and Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Will You Escape?, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Tucson. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Double R Ranch, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Will You Escape? ©
Will You Escape?
Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Boulder City
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 29:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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