23 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

23 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

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23 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Carlsbad, United States
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  21​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and stroll through Santa Monica State Beach.

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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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Anaheim, United States

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Camelot Golfland make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marina Park and Newport Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Calico Ghost Town (in Yermo), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park and discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Anaheim road trip website .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Calico Ghost Town, Crystal Cove
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Anaheim in October, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stop by Powell's City of Books, examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Portland hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then stroll around Discovery Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Victoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle and then explore the galleries of Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria day trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Seattle to Victoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In November in Victoria, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Las Vegas in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Victoria in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then walk around La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego visit planning website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Carlsbad, United States

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
You've now added LEGOLAND California to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California and then wander the streets of Carlsbad Village. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Carlsbad State Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Old Town Temecula.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad journey maker site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Carlsbad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in November since evenings lows in Carlsbad dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town Temecula
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

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